Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Thyroid Gland

Ibrahim, Mohhd-Irman-Shah and Jusoh, Yusri-Rahimi and Adam, Nurul-Nadhihah and Mohamad, Irfan (2018) Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Thyroid Gland. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 30 (1). pp. 65-68.

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Introduction: Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the thyroid gland is one of the rarest types of all reported thyroid malignancies worldwide. It is very aggressive in nature and carries a poor prognosis. The surgical resection with adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy is the most recommended treatment despite its poor reported outcome. Case Report: A 74-year-old woman presented with a rapidly progressive neck swelling, with hoarseness and compressive symptoms. Physical examination revealed a multilobulated firm thyroid mass with unilateral vocal cord palsy. Histopathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of SCC while radiological investigations and panendoscopy findings ruled out the possibility of other primary tumors. A surgical intervention was performed; however, the patient eventually succumbed to death prior to undergoing an oncological treatment. Conclusion: With no standard consensus to guide the management plan, SCC of the thyroid gland presents a great challenge for the managing team to come up with the best treatment option, due to its unfavorable rate of survival.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2018 14:18
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2018 14:18

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