Rare association of papillary carcinoma of thyroid with adult T-cell lymphoma/leukemia

Urmila N. Khadilkar, Alka Mary Mathai, M. Chakrapani, Krishna Prasad

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Abstract

Papillary carcinoma is the most common malignant tumor of the thyroid, especially in countries with adequate or excess iodine in diet. Many studies indicate that a sizable number of papillary cancer cases occur in a setting of chronic thyroiditis. But the tumor that arises more frequently in thyroiditis is malignant lymphoma. We report a rare association of papillary carcinoma of thyroid in an elderly lady with adult T-cell lymphoma/leukemia. Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid, neck nodes and evaluation of the bone marrow and peripheral blood helped in the diagnosis of papillary cancer coexisting with adult T-cell lymphoma/leukemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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