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The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 60–62 | Cite as

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland —A case report

  • V. K. Kapoor
  • D. Sharma
  • A. K. Mukhopadhyay
  • T. K. Chattopadhyay
Original Articles

Abstract

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland is rare. We report here a case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland in a middle aged woman who had a thyroid nodule of 12 years duration with a recent rapid increase in size and associated with pressure symptoms. There was massive enlargement of the thyroid with retrosternal extension and fixity. Cervical nodes were also enlarged. The X-rays revealed calcification. A palliative thyroidectomy was done leaving the residual tumour behind. Endotracheal intubation and tracheostomy were required for respiratory distress in the postoperative period.

Key Words

primary squamous cell carcinoma thyroid gland 

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© The Japan Surgical Society 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. K. Kapoor
    • 1
  • D. Sharma
    • 1
  • A. K. Mukhopadhyay
    • 2
  • T. K. Chattopadhyay
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryA.I.I.M.S.New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologyA.I.I.M.S.New DelhiIndia

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