Primary myxoid chondrosarcoma of the thyroid gland.
ABSTRACT We describe a case of primary myxoid chondrosarcoma of the thyroid gland that occurred in a 68-year-old man. To our knowledge, this is the first case of such a tumor reported in the english literature under this name.
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ABSTRACT: Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is the most aggressive form of thyroid cancer. It shows a wide spectrum of morphological presentations and the diagnosis could be challenging due to its high degree of dedifferentiation. Molecular and genetic features of ATC are widely heterogeneous as well and many efforts have been made to find a common profile in order to clarify its cancerogenetic process. A comprehensive review of the current literature is here performed, focusing on histopathological and genetic features.International Journal of Endocrinology 08/2014; 2014:790834. DOI:10.1155/2014/790834 · 1.52 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: IntroductionChondrosarcoma metastases in the thyroid gland are exceptional. To the best of our knowledge, only two cases have been previously reported in the literature. Here we report the third case.Case presentationWe report the case of a 51-year-old Arab woman who presented in 2011 with a diaphyseal chondrosarcoma of her right tibia treated by surgery. In the last quarter of 2013, she presented a hard mass in her thyroid gland with dyspnea and a right laryngeal paresis. She underwent a debulking surgery with tracheostomy in order to prevent difficulty in respiration. The final pathology revealed the diagnosis of a chondrosarcoma metastasis within her thyroid gland. She died several days later.ConclusionsEven if primary and metastatic chondrosarcomas of the thyroid gland are exceptional, they should be considered in the differential diagnosis of thyroid gland masses. The prognosis is poor but surgery may help preserve quality of life.Journal of Medical Case Reports 05/2014; 8(1):157. DOI:10.1186/1752-1947-8-157
Hormones (Athens, Greece) 04/2004; 3(2):100-10. DOI:10.14310/horm.2002.11118 · 1.24 Impact Factor