Thyroglossal duct carcinoma : a case report and review of the literature
Villet, W. T. ; Kemp, C. B. (1981)
CITATION: Villet, W. T. & Kemp, C. B. 1981. Thyroglossal duct carcinoma : a case report and review of the literature. South African Medical Journal, 60:795-796.
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A case of papillary thyroid carcinoma arising in a thyroglossal duct cyst is reported. The tumour is rare and is usually not suspected pre-operatively, and it is almost invariably only on histological examination that it is diagnosed as malignant. The clinical and pathological features are reviewed and management is discussed.