Synchondrous thyroid papillary and medullary carcinoma in a pregnant patient
Bartu Badak1, Mustafa Salış1, Enver İhtiyar1, İsmihan Gülden Karataş1, Zeynep Özgül2, Hülya Aslan3
1Eskisehir Osmangazi University General Surgery Department
2Eskisehir Osmangazi Universty Pathology Department
3Adana Baskent University Radiology Department
Keywords: Thyroid , medullary carcinoma, papillary car cinoma, mixed carcinoma
Mixed thyroid carcinoma is a term to describe the carcino mas composed of papillarymedullary or follicular medullary carcinomas and these carcinomas arise from the same thyroid gland and display morphological and im munophenotypical features of both origins within the same lesion. A few cases has been reported in the literature and recently there are some molecular studies searching the de velopmental mechanisms of these tumors.
Here in, we aimed to present a pregnant case with synchro nous medullary and papillary thyroid carcinoma.
In the present case, the most remarkable features of this case was the patient’s being pregnant at the time of the di agnosis and the presence of metastatic lymph node on the side of papillary tumor originating from the contralateral medullary carcinoma. The patient went to bilateral total thyroidectomy, central neck dissection of left side and right sided modified radical neck dissection.