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Type 2 Myotonic Dystrophy Associated with Follicular Thyroid Cancer: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Isaac Sachmechi, Anuradha Chadha and Preaw Hanseree*
Department of Medicine , Queen Hospital Centre , Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai, New York, USA
Corresponding Author : Preaw Hanseree
Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai
New York, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received July 18, 2013; Accepted October 18, 2013; Published October 21, 2013
Citation: Sachmechi I, Chadha A, Hanseree P (2013) Type 2 Myotonic Dystrophy Associated with Follicular Thyroid Cancer: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Thyroid Disorders Ther 2:135. doi:10.4172/2167-7948.1000135
Copyright: © 2013 Sachmechi I, et al. 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.


A patient with myotonic dystrophy and associated multinodular goiter, subclinical hyperthyroidism, and follicular thyroid cancer is described. To authors’ knowledge, at least 12 cases of thyroid cancer associated with myotonic dystrophy have been reported which were papillary, medullary, and unknown type. This is the first reported case of follicular thyroid cancer in type 2 myotonic dystrophy. Myotonic dystrophy commonly involved endocrine system and unstable neucleotide repeat expansions in myotonic dystrophy may predispose patients to develop cancer. The authors hypothesized that myotonic dystrophy might be one of risk factors for development of thyroid cancer.


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