Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma in a Branchial Cleft Cyst
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The aim of this study was to report a rare case of a thyroid papillary carcinoma situated within a branchial cleft cyst. A 40-year-old male was presented for a lateral neck mass assessment. Physical examination revealed a solitary palpable, painless, moveable neck mass. Assessment included complete nasal, pharynx and larynx endoscopy, neck computed tomography and fine needle aspiration biopsy.Treatment was surgical excision of the neck mass. Histopathology confirmed a branchial cleft cyst with papillary thyroid carcinoma growth at a site. A neck and thyroid ultrasound showed presence of thyroid gland nodules (one of which with micro calcifications). Thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy performed was high suspicious for malignancy. Patient underwent total thyroidectomy and histopathology revealed papillary thyroid carcinoma....

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