Risk of Malignancy in a Multinodular Goiter: Report of Two Cases with a Literature Review

JOURNAL TITLE: World Journal of Endocrine Surgery

Author
1. MY Razaleigh
2. B Anita
3. A Nor Safariny
ISSN
0975-5039
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1262
Volume
11
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
1. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@75bbfae ,
2. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@33aea4a2 ,
3. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@63fe77fc
Article keywords
Intrathoracic goiter, Micropapillary carcinoma, Multinodular goiter

Abstract

Goiter is a common disease in Malaysia. It can be classified as retrosternal, substernal, and intrathoracic goiter. According to this classification, the approach to surgery differs. We have two cases presented with a multinodular goiter with evidence from imaging and histopathology. Both cases were treated as intrathoracic goiters and underwent thyroidectomy with the postoperative pathology report indicating them as micropapillary carcinomas. We will discuss regarding management options for both patients according to the pathology. In conclusion, management will differ based on classification and postoperative pathology reports.

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