Synchronous primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and papillary thyroid carcinoma: a case report highlighting “Lymphoma first approach”

Authors

  • Rahim Dhanani Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ambreen Abdullah Unar Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Hassan Danish Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Hamdan Ahmed Pasha Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Ummiya Tahir Department of Pathology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Mubasher Ikram Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.570

Abstract

Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common type of all thyroid carcinomas and accounts for up to 90% of all thyroid malignancies. It is the most indolent form of the disease and has an excellent prognosis. On the other hand, Primary thyroid lymphoma (PTL) is a rare entity accounting for only about 1% to 5% of all thyroid malignancies and only 2% of extranodal lymphomas. Synchronous PTC and PTL is a very rare condition and only a few cases have been reported in the literature up till now. We report one such case in a 52-year-old lady who was referred to us with goiter and progressively increasing difficulty in breathing.

Keywords: Synchronous thyroid malignancies, Papillary thyroid carcinoma, Lymphoma

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Published

2021-04-19

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Section

Case Report