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ISSN: 2167-7948

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
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Case Report

Rare Case of Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Thyroid Gland

Stephen Obidike* and Fuad Aftab
Department of Surgery, Mallow General Hospital, Mallow, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
Corresponding Author : Stephen Obidike
Department of Surgery
Mallow General hospital, Mallow
County Cork, Republic of Ireland
Tel: +353870675079
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 20, 2015; Accepted: December 28, 2015; Published: January 05, 2016
Citation: Obidike S, Aftab F (2016) Rare Case of Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Thyroid Gland. Thyroid Disorders Ther 5:199. doi:10.4172/2167-7948.1000199
Copyright: © 2016 Aftab F, 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.
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Abstract

Thyroid cancers (CA) account for about 0.4% of all CA deaths. It is thus very important to be able to determine the type of CA in view of the differing prognosis and possibility of the CA being a secondary from other glands like the Salivary gland. Mucoepidermoid CA is an extremely rare form of Thyroid CA and not much is known about its origin, disease course and treatment. While some think it originates from the Salivary gland, others believe it comes from Ultimobrachial body cell nests. It seems to be slow growing but it also has some metastatic properties. Generally, total thyroidectomy has been suggested as treatment due to lack of adequate information about the disease. The authors want to present a rare finding of Mucoepidermoid CA in a Thyroid lump.

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