Cervical Lymph Node Involvement by Medullary Carcinoma of Unknown Origin; a Rare Presentation

authors:

avatar M Mozafar 1 , * , avatar MR Sobhiyeh 2 , avatar N Tadayon 2 , avatar N Bolouri 2

Department of General and Vascular Surgery,University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], IR.Iran
Department of General and Vascular Surgery,University of Medical Sciences, IR.Iran

how to cite: Mozafar M, Sobhiyeh M, Tadayon N, Bolouri N. Cervical Lymph Node Involvement by Medullary Carcinoma of Unknown Origin; a Rare Presentation. Int J Endocrinol Metab.8(1): 51-54.

Abstract

Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), comprising 5-10% of all cancers, is a rare malignancy which frequently spreads to cervical lymph nodes. Occurring in both the sporadic and familial forms, the latter accounts for 20-25% of cases, while the former is considered the most frequent type. We report a case of metastatic MTC presented with cervical lymphadenopathy in a patient without evidences of MTC in thyroid gland.

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