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Primary Sclerosing Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma with Eosinophilia of the Thyroid: Description of a Case and Review of the Literature
Int J Thyroidol 2017;0(0):-
Published online May 30, 2017
© 2017 Korean Thyroid Association.

Song I Yang1, Kwang Kuk Park2 and Ji Young Yoo1

Department of Surgery, Kosin University College of Medicine1, Department of Surgery, Hub-Hu Hospital2, Busan, Korea
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Primary sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia (SMECE) of the thyroid gland is a very rare disease. We present the clinical and histopathologic findings of a 37-year-old woman recently diagnosed with SMECE of the thyroid gland. The patient, clinically euthyroid, who presented with a neck swelling since last 2 years along. Fine needle aspiration cytology suggested thyroid papillary carcinoma. Total thyroidectomy, central neck dissection and right selective neck dissection were performed. Although SMECE is considered to be a relatively slow growing and non-aggressive tumor, occasional metastasis does occur. We report an additional case of SMECE, with metastasis to regional lymph nodes. Physicians should be aware of extended operation, including total thyroidectomy and/or neck node dissection for metastatic lesion of the neck node. More standardized treatment is likely to evolve in the future.
Keywords : Mucoepidermoid, Carcinoma, Eosinophilia, Thyroid gland