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Thyroid Lymphoma

  • Dilek Yazıcı
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Abstract

Thyroid lymphomas typically present as rapidly growing masses in the thyroid gland, with or without causing compression symptoms. They are usually of B-cell origin and are seen as mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. The patients are mostly euthyroid. The best method to diagnose thyroid lymphoma is through incisional or core biopsy. These tumors respond well to combination of chemotherapy (mostly commonly CHOP regimen) and radiotherapy. Rituximab may be added in diffuse large cell lymphomas to increase the efficacy of therapy.

Keywords

Thyroid lymphoma MALT lymphoma Diffuse large cell lymphoma Rapidly growing thyroid mass CHOP regimen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dilek Yazıcı
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  1. 1.Koç University Medical SchoolSection of Endocrinology and MetabolismIstanbulTurkey

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