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Tuberculous Cervical Lymphadenitis Masquerding as Metastatis From Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

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Syed Mushtaq Mushtaq Saif Andrabi 1 , * , Mohd Hayat Hayat Bhat 1 , Bagdadi Farhana 1 , Sameena Saba 1 , Riyaz Saif Andrabi 2 , Parvez Ahmad Ahmad Shah 1

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Department of Medicine SMHS Hospital Srinagar, drmushtaq012@yahoo.com, India

2 Department of Medicine SKIMS Soura Srinagar, India

How to Cite: Saif Andrabi S M, Bhat M H, Farhana B, Saba S, Saif Andrabi R, et al. Tuberculous Cervical Lymphadenitis Masquerding as Metastatis From Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, Int J Endocrinol Metab. Online ahead of Print ; 10(3):569-572. doi: 10.5812/ijem.4500.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: 10 (3); 569-572
Published Online: June 30, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: February 15, 2012
Accepted: April 4, 2012
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Abstract

Clinically apparent cervical lymphadenopathy has been found at the initial presentation in 23 to 56 % of cases of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Here we report tuberculous lymphadenitis mimicking metastatic lymph nodes from papillary thyroid carcinoma and suggest that tuberculosis apart from metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma should also be considered in the etiology of enlarged lymph nodes in such patients, especially in those with risk factors for tuberculosis. Therefore, the importance of careful pre-operative evaluation of cervical lymph node metastasis cannot be overestimated, so that patients do not undergo unnecessary neck dissection for other benign conditions.

Keywords

Papillary Carcinoma Lymphadenopathy Tuberculosis

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