Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Cancer—Still a Clinical Dilemma: A Case Study

JOURNAL TITLE: Indian Journal of Endocrine Surgery and Research

Author
1. Anandh Saravanan Moorthy
2. Archana Harikrishnan
3. Sabarigirivasan Kumba Santharam
4. Raju Palanigoundar
5. Karthikeyan Raju
6. Senthil Kumar
ISSN
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10088-11227
Volume
19
Issue
1
Publishing Year
2024
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Surgical Oncology, Kongunad Hospitals, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    1. Department of General Surgery, Kongunad Hospitals, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    1. Department of General Surgery, Kongunad Hospitals, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    1. Department of General Surgery, Kongunad Hospitals, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    1. Department of Research, Saveetha Medical College & Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    1. Department of Anesthesiology, Kongunad Hospitals, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Article keywords
    Case report, Non-anaplastic follicular cell-derived thyroid cancer, Poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma, Thyroid carcinoma, Turin criteria

    Abstract

    Poorly differentiated thyroid cancer (PDTC) lies in the intermediate zone in the thyroid carcinoma spectrum. It is the most common cause of non-ATC cancers-related mortality. We happened to encounter such a rare disease in one of our patients and are here to discuss the entire details about the course of the patient in our hospital. This was a 73-year-old female patient who was operated on for goiter and postoperative histopathology revealed poorly differentiated thyroid cancer. Though it is an important cause of mortality in 15% of cases of thyroid cancer, very little is understood about the PDTC.

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