Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma in a Patient with Hyperthyroidism: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Authors

  • Zaid O. Malaibari King Abdulaziz University
  • Maram T. Al Khatieb King Abdulaziz University
  • Aesha M.A. Albrahemi Al-Johani King Abdulaziz University
  • Abdulrahman A. Meccawy King Abdulaziz University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4197/med.20-1.8

Keywords:

Hyperthyroidism; Carcinoma thyroid

Abstract

Thyroid carcinoma in hyperfunctioning thyroid is a rare entity and a rare clinical condition, but should be suspected as there is rising trend in these cases. While subtotal thyroidectomy is an adequate treatment for incidental small focus of malignancy, hyperfunctioning thyroid malignancy requires more aggressive treatment. This report presents a case of 41-year-old hyperthyroid man who was found to have papillary thyroid cancer with hyperplastic goiter; consistent with toxic goiter based on postoperative histopathology. This case shows the importance of proper evaluation of the thyroid to exclude malignancies even in hyperfunctioning thyroid patients. Thyroid cancer should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hyperthyroid goiter and Graves disease despite the rare association between them. Careful history and physical examination should be carried out. Although hot nodules in iodine or technetium scan may suggest a benign condition, malignancy should be always ruled out with histopathology examination.  

Author Biographies

Zaid O. Malaibari, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Surgery

Maram T. Al Khatieb, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Surgery

Aesha M.A. Albrahemi Al-Johani, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Radiology

Abdulrahman A. Meccawy, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Surgery

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Published

2013-03-27

How to Cite

Malaibari, Z. O., Al Khatieb, M. T., Albrahemi Al-Johani, A. M., & Meccawy, A. A. (2013). Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma in a Patient with Hyperthyroidism: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 20(1), 113–119. https://doi.org/10.4197/med.20-1.8

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