ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Papillary carcinoma in the mediastinal ectopic thyroid tissue accompanying a normal thyroid tissue of the neck: a case report
Gülfidan Çakmak1, Fatma Şimşek2, Serdar Erturan3, Yusuf Bükey4, Kamil Kaynak2, Figen Aksoy5, Sağlam Zuhal Aydan6
1Department of Chest Disease, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Departments of Thorasic Surgery, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey
3Departments of Chest Disease, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey
4Departments of General Surgery, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey
5Departments of Pathology, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey
6Department of Family Practitioner, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.079
A 42-year-old male patient's posteroanterior chest radiography showed homogenous opacity located at right-sided upper paratracheal region and thoracic computed tomography revealed a mass located at posterior mediastinum, which resulted in no complaint. Positron emission tomography showed a benign lesion with an insufficient I-131 uptake. The mass was resected by thoracotomy. Histopathologic examination revealed papillary carcinoma of ectopic thyroid tissue showing follicular variant. Bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy was performed. No malignancy in thyroid tissue was found in the histopathological examination. This case was presented because of being a rare case with follicular carcinoma in the mediastinal thyroid tissue without any malignancy in the thyroid tissue of the neck.
Keywords : Ectopic thyroid tissue; papillary thyroid carcinoma; thoracic imaging; toracotomy
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