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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;10(2):107-113
Published online November 30, 2017;  https://doi.org/10.11106/ijt.2017.10.2.107
© 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
Correspondence to: Song I Yang, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Kosin University College of Medicine, 262 Gamcheonro, Seo-gu, Busan 49267, Korea
Tel: 82-51-990-6462, Fax: 82-51-246-6093, E-mail: tonybin@daum.net
Received April 17, 2017; Revised June 27, 2017; Accepted July 3, 2017.
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), 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


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