Author(s): Amal B, El Fatemi H, Souaf I, Moumna K, Affaf A
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Abstract Primary leiomyosarcomas of the thyroid gland are extremely rare. we report a case of a 72 year-old women with a painful growing mass of the left neck with skin fistula. The patient underwent a lobectomy. The tumor histology showed spindle-shaped cells arranged in interlacing fascicles that expressed desmine and H-caldesmone, but were negative for cytokeratins and thyroglobulin. Total body CT scan didn't show any other tumor. The patient died two months after surgery. Primary thyroid leiomyosarcoma may be mistaken for other tumors, such as anaplastic or medullary carcinomas. Therefore, the diagnosis is difficult and requires numerous clinical, radiological, and pathological investigations. VIRTUAL SLIDES: The virtual slide(s) for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/1917621950869224.
This article was published in Diagn Pathol
and referenced in Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy