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Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland.

TitlePrimary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSapalidis, K., Anastasiadis I., Panteli N., Strati T-M., Liavas L., Poulios C., & Kanellos I.
JournalJ Surg Case Rep
Date Published2014

Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the thyroid gland is a very rare entity representing <1% of all primary carcinomas of the thyroid gland with a very poor prognosis. We report a rare case of a 65-year-old woman with SCC of the thyroid gland, emphasizing the postoperative complications and poor prognosis of these patients. Surgical excision of primary SCC of the thyroid gland when possible is the optimal therapy. Chemo- and radiotherapy rarely have place in its treatment as this malignancy has a poor response to chemotherapy and in many cases is radio-resistant. Median survival of these patients is around 6 months.

Alternate JournalJ Surg Case Rep
PubMed ID25487371
PubMed Central IDPMC4258703


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