Thyroid cancer presenting as a hot thyroid nodule: report of a case and review of the literature.

Sheldon Rubenfeld, T. M. Wheeler

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Abstract

We report a patient with a papillary carcinoma of the thyroid occurring within a hyperfunctioning adenoma. This patient underwent surgery on the basis of a positive fine-needle aspiration biopsy even though the 123I scan showed a hyperfunctioning nodule suppressing the rest of the gland. To avoid overlooking a thyroid carcinoma in a patient with a thyroid nodule, fine-needle aspiration biopsy should be performed routinely and a surgical procedure should be done when indicated by cytological data, regardless of scan findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalThyroidology / A.P.R.I.M
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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