Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 7550 Hillside Rd. apt 2811, Amarillo, TX 79119, USA
Received Date: February 16, 2015; Accepted Date: March 12, 2015; Published Date: March 16, 2015
Citation: Nguyen Tracy (2015) Total Thyroidectomy . Endocrinol Metab Synd 4:i006. doi:10.4172/2161-1017.1000i006
Copyright: © 2015 Nguyen T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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A total thyroidectomy with limited neck dissection and with intraoperative nerve monitoring was completed. In addition, excision of the left supraclavicular mass was also performed. The specimen was sent off to pathology, which returned as anaplastic sarcomatoid carcinoma of the thyroid. The procedure was complicated by the intricate growth of the tumor around the left carotid artery. After several hours, most of the tumor was excised, however, some microscopic tumor still remained.