Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

  • Alan P. B. Dackiw
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 153)


Although the majority of thyroid cancer patients presenting to our surgical endocrinology clinics present with resectable and often curable disease, patients may rarely present with a history and physical findings suggestive of an anaplastic thyroid cancer. The endocrine surgeon should recognize, diagnose, and treat this patient urgently and promptly. The clinical course and findings from two patients who presented to our endocrine surgery clinic recently are summarized below from the patients’ clinical notes.


Thyroid Cancer Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Differentiate Thyroid Cancer Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma Anaplastic Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery, Section of Endocrine Surgery, Johns Hopkins HospitalJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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