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Hodgkin Lymphoma involving Thyroid: Case Report and Comprehensive Review

Akash Pramod Sali, Ayushi Sahay, Chhavi Gupta, Bhausaheb Pandurang Bagal, Shubhada Vijay Kane

Keywords : Biopsy, Fine needle aspiration cytology, Hodgkin lymphoma, Surgery, Thyroid

Citation Information : Sali AP, Sahay A, Gupta C, Bagal BP, Kane SV. Hodgkin Lymphoma involving Thyroid: Case Report and Comprehensive Review. Int J Head Neck Surg 2017; 8 (4):131-139.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1322

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-05-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Aim: To report a case of Hodgkin lymphoma involving thyroid gland and to review the literature for the same. Background: Thyroid lymphomas occur most commonly in the form of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. In contrast, Hodgkin lymphoma involving the thyroid gland is a relatively rare scenario and which, by virtue of its rarity, is mistaken for usual thyroid lesions both on clinical and cytological examination. Case report: A 34-year-old female was presented with anterior neck mass and breathlessness. The fine needle aspiration cytology of the mass was suspicious for Hodgkin lymphoma and the diagnosis was further confirmed on a thyroid biopsy. Suspicion of Hodgkin lymphoma on cytology in this patient ensued proper medical management, thus averting a surgical treatment. Patient defaulted chemotherapy and died 6 month after initial diagnosis. Conclusion: A careful cytological examination assisted with ancillary techniques ensures a proper treatment strategy and avoids unnecessary surgical intervention. Clinical significance: With thorough literature review, this study highlights the way immunocytochemistry and thyroid biopsy dictates the treatment decision when dealing with uncommon tumours at this site.

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