PAPILLARY THYROID MICROCARCINOMA IN A BENIGN THYROID NODULE: AN UNDERDIAGNOSED ENTITYAbstract
Fine needle aspiration cytology, though, is a reliable, minimally invasive procedure with high sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy, still it has its limitations in making out diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Here we present an uncommon case of 52 years old Indian female with complaint of mass on antero-medial aspect neck. Fine needle aspiration cytology was suggestive of colloidal goiter. For cosmetic indication, thyroidectomy was done and histopathological examination sought to confirm the cytological diagnosis. The incidental finding was uncommon, revealing papillary thyroid microcarcinoma. Worth emphasizing is the possibility of uncommon malignant disease like thyroid microcarcinoma, in view of limitations of fine needle aspiration cytology in apparently benign thyroid nodule/s.
Sumiti Gupta, Neha Singh, Shiwani Malik, Rajnish Kalra, Rajiv Sen
Dr Neha singh Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, Pt. B.D.Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak (INDIA)
26 November, 2016
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