Incidentally detected microcarcinoma of thyroid in surgical specimens of the goiter in pediatric patient: A case report

Eri Tei, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Takuma Tajiri, Masaharu Mori, Takahiro Shimizu, Toshihiko Watanabe

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Abstract

A 14 year-old girl with a previous medical history of cholecystic polyps was referred to our department with throat discomfort during swallowing. The cervical ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a massive polycystic formation with a diameter of 45 × 24 × 31 mm consistent with a right lobe goiter. However, there were no findings for suspected malignancy. Hemithyroidectomy was performed and the specimen was sent for histopathological assessment. Hematoxylin-eosin staining of the right lower nodule showed variably-sized follicles consistent with adenomatous goiter. The right upper nodule showed a growth of relatively compact sized follicles with a thick fibrous capsule. A satellite nodule lying outside of the tumor capsule was consistent with minimally invasive follicular thyroid microcarcinoma. We observed her without any additional treatment and no recurrence is seen at present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-147
Number of pages4
JournalTokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Volume45
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Follicular thyroid microcarcinoma
  • Pediatric thyroid microcarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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