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Giant cell tumor of thyroid cartilage: A diagnostic dilemma on aspiration cytology.

Diagn Cytopathol 2021 Jul 31. Epub 2021 Jul 31.

Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Giant cell tumor of the larynx is an uncommon entity with only 44 cases reported in the literature. These tumors occur most commonly in the epiphysis of the long bones of female patients in third decade. Here in we report a case of 23 years old male patient who presented with an anterior neck swelling since past 4 months. Read More

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Submandibular lymph node metastasis of occult thyroid carcinoma first suspected to be a salivary gland tumor: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2021 Jul 23;15(1):402. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Medical Center East, 2-1-10, Nishiogu, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, 116-8567, Japan.

Background: When diagnosing and treating neck masses, various diseases need to be considered, including benign or malignant tumors, lymph node-related diseases, and cysts. Thus, there may be cases in which making a definitive diagnosis is difficult on the basis of blood testing and imaging alone.

Case Presentation: The patient was an 80-year-old Japanese female who presented with swelling in the right submandibular area. Read More

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A Diagnostically Challenging Parotid Gland Tumor With Hybrid Features.

Cureus 2021 Jun 2;13(6):e15383. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Internal Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center/Saint Francis Medical Center Program, Trenton, USA.

Salivary gland tumors are relatively uncommon with most being benign. When diagnosed the most common benign and malignant tumors are pleomorphic adenoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC), respectively. However, not uncommonly, it is difficult to differentiate between the histopathological entities, leading to a diagnostic dilemma that can impact a patient's treatment and prognosis. Read More

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Chronic thyroiditis in lateral ectopic thyroid mimicking cervical metastasis of thyroid cancer.

Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep 2021 Jul 1;2021. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Unit of Endocrinology, Department of Medical Specialties, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Modena, Modena, Italy.

Summary: We present the case of a 45-year-old Caucasian woman who attended the Endocrinology Unit for a left cervical mass discovered during follow-up for autoimmune chronic thyroiditis. The ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the lesion was consistent with a metastasis of follicular thyroid carcinoma. The sonographic neck evaluation revealed no thyroid nodules but three markedly hypoechoic and highly vascularized areas, with irregular margins and hyperechoic spots. Read More

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A case report of concurrence of aberrant extracranial internal carotid artery and nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve in a patient of advanced thyroid carcinoma invading hypopharynx.

Gland Surg 2021 May;10(5):1786-1791

Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.

Aberrant extracranial internal carotid artery and nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN) are neurovascular anomalies, which clinicians should be aware of to prevent severe complications while performing transoral or open surgery in the head and neck area. These two variants can occur simultaneously because of similar etiology of embryological maldevelopment of arch arteries. In this study, a 64-year-old woman complaining of hoarseness presented a bulge in the left hypopharynx. Read More

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Pembrolizumab in a Patient with Treatment-Naïve Unresectable BRAF-Mutation Negative Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer.

Case Rep Endocrinol 2021 22;2021:5521649. Epub 2021 May 22.

Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH, USA.

Immune check point inhibitor (ICI) therapy can be a potentially effective salvage treatment for anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) with progression despite standard of care therapies. We report a case of unresectable treatment-naïve ATC showing a dramatic and durable response to first-line pembrolizumab therapy. A 69-year-old male presented with a large, right-sided neck mass associated with compressive symptoms. Read More

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A case of nontuberculous mycobacteria-associated thyroiditis mimicking subacute thyroiditis.

Acta Radiol Open 2021 May 31;10(5):20584601211021504. Epub 2021 May 31.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.

We describe a case of nontuberculous mycobacteria infection in the thyroid gland in a 54-year-old woman who had painful thyroid enlargement. Ultrasonography showed ill-defined hypoechoic lesions without increased vascularity in both upper lobes of the thyroid gland. Fine needle aspiration biopsy was performed, and pathology showed granulomatous inflammation with necrotic debris that the pathologist suspected was subacute granulomatous thyroiditis or tuberculosis of the thyroid gland. Read More

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Myocardial tuberculosis and beyond: A rare form of extra pulmonary TB in a young boy.

Indian J Tuberc 2021 Jul 4;68(3):416-419. Epub 2020 Nov 4.

Pulmonology, National Institute of Diseases of Chest and Hospital (NIDCH), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Myocardial tuberculosis is an exceptionally rare form of extra-pulmonary TB. Few cases were reported world-wide. Here a young snake charmer who had skin tuberculosis 5 yrs back admitted into National institute of diseases of Chest and hospital (NIDCH), Dhaka with the complaints of cough, palpitation and breathlessness for 2 months. Read More

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Needle tract seeding following percutaneous biopsy of pediatric head and neck sarcoma: A case report.

Clin Case Rep 2021 May 24;9(5):e04074. Epub 2021 May 24.

Baylor College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Texas Children's Hospital Department of Surgery Houston TX USA.

This case report demonstrates the possibility of sarcoma biopsy needle track seeding from FNA/Core Needle Biopsy during the workup of a pediatric head and neck mass. Though not currently widely practiced in head and neck tumors, surgeons may consider placing biopsy tracks in the area of planned resection for suspected head and neck malignancies as is more common in approaches to extremity sarcoma. Read More

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Actinomycosis of the parotid gland: case series.

Ann Palliat Med 2021 Jun 7;10(6):6062-6066. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School & Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, South Korea.

Background: Actinomycosis of the parotid gland is very rare. We sought to examine the clinical features, treatment methods, and treatment results of actinomycosis of the parotid gland in our hospital.

Methods: We retrospectively enrolled 5 patients with histopathologically identified actinomycosis of the parotid gland from January 2010 to May 2020. Read More

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Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology of angiosarcoma of head and neck: a review of cytomorphologic features and discussion of diagnostic pitfall of aspiration cytology of vascular lesions.

Diagn Cytopathol 2021 Jul 8;49(7):902-906. Epub 2021 May 8.

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Clinic, Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell Based Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, New York, USA.

Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor of vascular origin (<2% of sarcomas). It represents <1% of all head-neck malignancies. A cytological diagnosis on fine needle aspiration (FNA) is extremely difficult. Read More

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Neck exploration for a huge synovial sarcoma, case report and literature review.

J Pak Med Assoc 2021 Feb;71(2(B)):766-768

Department of Surgery, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.

A 47-year-old woman presented in the outpatient department of EAST Surgical ward of MAYO Hospital Lahore, Pakistan, on February 2019 with complaint of swelling in the front section of the neck since five months which increased gradually in size and had been causing pain since two months. She had no comorbidities and insignificant family history. Examination revealed a 23×20 cm mass on the right side of the posterior triangle of the neck. Read More

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February 2021

Multimodal ultrasound imaging of primary thyroid schwannoma: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(16):e25517

Department of Ultrasound, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Rationale: Primary schwannoma of the thyroid gland is very rare, and its preoperative diagnosis is difficult.

Patient Concerns: We report the case of a thyroid nodule in an 18-year-old woman, who presented with a mass in her left neck with stiffness and normal thyroid function. However, the patient complained of numbness in her left upper extremity, and ultrasound (US) features were suspicious of malignancy. Read More

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A severe headache due to pigmented villonodular synovitis in a rare location: facial nerve on temporomandibular joint. A case report.

Cranio 2021 Apr 9:1-4. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Pathology Department, Haydarpa#x15F;a Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

: Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is an infrequent benign tumor-like proliferative lesion developing from the synovial membranes of the joint, tendon sheath, and bursa.: A 44-year-old woman with numbness on the right side of her face, severe headaches, and swelling in temporomandibular region is presented. On head and neck magnetic resonance imaging, an encapsulated mass approximately 2 cm was detected. Read More

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[Ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy diagnosis of thyroid T-cell lymphoma: a case report].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 Mar;35(3):272-273;281

The rare entity of primary T-cell lymphoma of thyroid gland may pose great diagnostic challenges to the clinician. We report a case of malignant T-cell lymphoma of the thyroid gland that developed in a 36-year-old man with a past history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The chief complaint was a rapidly growing neck mass and pressure symptoms. Read More

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Diagnosis and management of ectopic cervical thymus in children: Systematic review of the literature.

J Pediatr Surg 2021 Mar 11. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Monash Children's Hospital, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Surgery, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address:

Background/purpose: Ectopic cervical thymus (ECT) is a rare cause of neck swelling in children. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic and management challenges of this condition.

Methods: Systematic review of the literature (1997-2020) using PRISMA guidelines. Read More

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Rare submandibular gland metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma: case report and review of the literature.

J Int Med Res 2021 Mar;49(3):300060521997592

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial-Head and Neck Surgery, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common primary hepatic tumor, metastasizes in more than 50% of cases. However, metastasis of HCC to the submandibular glands is very rare. HCC rarely metastasizes to the salivary glands; only six cases of metastasis to the parotid gland have been reported in the English-language literature. Read More

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Multiple simple cystic metastases in the lateral neck at presentation with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jan;100(4):e23866

Department of Thyroid and Breast Surgery, Lishui Hospital of Zhejiang University, Lishui Municipal Central Hospital, Lishui.

Introduction: Metastasis of a papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) in the lateral neck is characterized primarily by solid lymphadenopathy, although some cases may rarely present with a cervical cystic mass. We report a case of lateral cervical lymph node metastases of PTMC that appeared as a cystic lymphangioma of the lateral neck.

Patient Concerns: A 55-year-old man with a painless egg-sized mass in the right side of the neck that had been present for 1 month underwent physical examination, ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB), and intraoperative fast-frozen pathological examination, which indicated that the cystic masses in the neck were benign. Read More

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January 2021

Giant lipoma of submandibular region; an unusual presentation.

J Pak Med Assoc 2021 Jan;71(1(A)):153-155

Department of General Surgery, Lahore General hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.

Lipomas in the submandibular region are very uncommon. Large submandibular neck mass (greater than 10 cm) with a rapid growth rate, may raise concern about possible malignancy of salivary glands. Failure to distinguish salivary gland tumour and liposarcoma from a lipoma may represent a medico-legal pitfall. Read More

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January 2021

A case of parapharyngeal space salivary duct cyst with fine needle biopsy suspicious for squamous cell carcinoma.

Am J Otolaryngol 2021 May-Jun;42(3):102924. Epub 2021 Jan 13.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, USA.

Objectives: To report a unique case of salivary duct cyst presenting as parapharyngeal space mass and review relevant literature regarding salivary duct cyst and fine needle aspiration biopsy of salivary gland lesions.

Methods: After a case description, a review of the literature regarding salivary duct cyst etiology, pathophysiology, presentation, histologic features, and the accuracy of FNA in the context of salivary gland lesions was conducted.

Results: Salivary duct cysts are rare, often acquired, cystic dilatations of salivary ducts thought to arise secondary to ductal obstruction, commonly occurring in the major salivary glands. Read More

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January 2021

Percutaneous Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology and Core-Needle Biopsy for Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Masses.

Korean J Radiol 2021 04 30;22(4):596-603. Epub 2020 Nov 30.

Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.

Objective: To evaluate the feasibility and diagnostic performance of ultrasound (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology and core-needle biopsy (US-FNAC/CNB) for the diagnosis of laryngo-hypopharyngeal masses.

Materials And Methods: This was a single-center prospective case series. From January 2018 to June 2019, we initially enrolled 40 patients with highly suspicious laryngo-hypopharyngeal masses on laryngoscopic examinations. Read More

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The value of interventional radiology in clinical trial teams: experience from the BATTLE lung cancer trials.

Clin Radiol 2021 Feb 22;76(2):155.e25-155.e34. Epub 2020 Oct 22.

Department of Interventional Radiology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

Aim: To report on the multidisciplinary approach, focusing specifically on the role of the interventional radiologist (IR), used to support the Biomarker-integrated Approaches of Targeted Therapy for Lung Cancer Elimination (BATTLE) and BATTLE-2 trials.

Materials And Methods: Patients who underwent percutaneous image-guided biopsy for the BATTLE and BATTLE-2 trials were reviewed. A radiology-based, three-point, lesion-scoring system was developed and used by two IRs. Read More

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February 2021


Harefuah 2020 Nov;159(11):809-814

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Edith Wolfson Medical Center.

Introduction: Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is accepted as transformation of a pre-existing glandular papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Anaplastic transformation within a neck PTC metastasis is extraordinary. We present a patient with an exceptional timeline of an untreated neck PTC recurrence and its rare anaplastic transformation. Read More

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November 2020

A Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Thyroid Presenting as the Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma: A Case Report.

Front Surg 2020 19;7:590956. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

Department of General Surgery, Shanghai Tongren Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid (PSCCT) is an uncommon malignancy that is difficult to diagnose and differentiate. There is no consensus for the early clinical, radiological, or ultrasonic identification of PSCCT before pathological changes are observed in patients. There is also no suitable treatment due to the absence of a definite diagnosis. Read More

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October 2020

Cytopathology of myxofibrosarcoma: a study of 66 cases and literature review.

Paul E Wakely

J Am Soc Cytopathol 2021 May-Jun;10(3):300-309. Epub 2020 Sep 19.

Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, James Cancer Hospital and Richard Solove Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio. Electronic address:

Introduction: Myxofibrosarcoma is one of the more common sarcomas encountered in adults.

Materials And Methods: A search was made of our cytopathology and surgical pathology databases for cases diagnosed as myxofibrosarcoma (MyxoFS). FNA biopsy smears and cell block were performed and examined using standard techniques. Read More

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September 2020

Sclerosing variant of mucoepidermoid carcinoma: a diagnostic challenge.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 Oct 10;13(10). Epub 2020 Oct 10.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK.

The sclerosing variant of mucoepidermoid salivary gland carcinoma is extremely rare. It is nearly impossible to diagnose this condition preoperatively. We present a case of a 23-year-old woman with a 1-year history of left parotid enlargement with inconclusive fine-needle aspiration cytology results. Read More

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October 2020

Parathyroid cyst: differential diagnosis.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 Oct 10;13(10). Epub 2020 Oct 10.

General Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central EPE, Lisboa, Portugal.

Parathyroid cysts are rare lesions of the cervical region and less frequently of the mediastinum. They occur mostly in women and are usually asymptomatic. They generally occur in the fourth and fifth decades of life and mainly are non-functioning. Read More

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October 2020

A New Device for Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology Consisting of a Vibrating Linear Resonant Actuator.

Laryngoscope 2021 04 1;131(4):E1393-E1399. Epub 2020 Oct 1.

Department of Otolaryngology, Tenri Hospital, Nara, Japan.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of a new device for fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) consisting of a vibrating linear resonant actuator (LRA).

Study Design: Prospective clinical study.

Methods: The LRA frequency was optimized by visualization of the needle motion using a high-speed camera. Read More

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A case of giant sarcomatoid carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland.

Pan Afr Med J 2020 1;37. Epub 2020 Sep 1.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tahar Sfar Hospital, Mahdia, Tunisia.

Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma is a rare malignant parotid neoplasm arising from primary or recurrent benign pleomorphic adenoma. Histologically, it can be sub-classified by upwards of eight different variations (e.g. Read More

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January 2021

Parotid gland oncocytic carcinoma: A rare entity in head and neck region.

Malays J Pathol 2020 Aug;42(2):283-286

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Oncocytic carcinoma of the salivary gland is an uncommon tumour in the head and neck region. Owing to its rarity, identifying the histopathological features of a malignant tumour can be difficult and challenging. We report a case of a 70-year-old man who presented with a left facial weakness for six months in a background history of left parotid swelling over the past 10 years. Read More

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