Logo Medical Science Monitor

Call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor

26 February 2010

Thyroid nodule with eggshell calcification and oncocytic thyroid cancer

Subhashini YaturuABEF, Laura RainerABEF

Med Sci Monit 2010; 16(3): CS25-28 :: ID: 878447

Abstract

Background
To report an interesting case of Hurthle cell cancer of the thyroid with eggshell calcification, including ultra-sonographic, surgical, histological, and immuno-histochemical findings and discussion of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
Material and Method
A 62 year old asymptomatic man with negative history of radiation, referred for evaluation of a thyroid nodule, had a 3-4 cm firm, mobile nodule in the left lobe of his thyroid. US of the thyroid revealed a normal right lobe and a large heterogeneous mass that was iso- and hyper-echoic, with peripheral halo and intra-nodular and peripheral coarse calcifications, measuring 2.8 x 3.0 cm, in the left lobe. US-guided FNA revealed a richly cellular specimen with numerous sheets of Hurthle cells with nuclear pleomorphism and intranuclear vacuoles. At macroscopic examination after thyroidectomy, an encapsulated tumor mass measuring 5.0 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm was found to have replaced the entire left lobe. The capsule was thick and hard, preventing the specimen from being cut, and requiring 3 days of pretreatment with a decalcifying agent before sections could be made. Microscopic examination revealed oncocytic or Hurthle cell carcinoma with pericapsular and vascular invasion. The patient received radioiodine ablation and was placed on suppressive doses of levothyroxine. At follow up, the thyroid ultrasound and scan remain negative with undetectable thyroglobulin. We could not find any reports of Hurthle cell thyroid cancer with such coarse or eggshell calcification.
Results

Conclusions
Egg shell calcification does not exclude the presence of camcer.

Keywords: Thyroid Neoplasms - ultrasonography, Thyroid Gland - pathology, Calcinosis - ultrasonography, Biopsy, Fine-Needle, Thyroid Nodule - ultrasonography

Add Comment 0 Comments

Editorial

01 July 2024 : Editorial  

Editorial: The Global Threats of Increasing Antimicrobial Resistance Require New Approaches to Drug Development, Including Molecular Antimicrobial Adjuvants

Dinah V. Parums

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.945583

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e945583

0:00

In Press

Database Analysis  

Enhanced Outcomes in Femoral Subtrochanteric Fractures Using Long INTERTAN Nails with Titanium Cable Cercla...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944383  

0:00

Database Analysis  

Trends in HIV/AIDS-Related Mortality and the Impact of Antiretroviral Treatment Strategies in Lu'an City: A...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944727  

Review article  

Optimizing Quality of Life in Kidney Transplant Recipients Through Structured Exercise: A Systematic Review...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.943617  

Clinical Research  

Ultrasound-Guided PRP and SVF Therapy Shows Sustained Improvement in Severe Knee Osteoarthritis: A 12-Month...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.943975  

Most Viewed Current Articles

17 Jan 2024 : Review article   4,290,652

Vaccination Guidelines for Pregnant Women: Addressing COVID-19 and the Omicron Variant

DOI :10.12659/MSM.942799

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e942799

0:00

14 Dec 2022 : Clinical Research   1,595,389

Prevalence and Variability of Allergen-Specific Immunoglobulin E in Patients with Elevated Tryptase Levels

DOI :10.12659/MSM.937990

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e937990

0:00

16 May 2023 : Clinical Research   691,055

Electrophysiological Testing for an Auditory Processing Disorder and Reading Performance in 54 School Stude...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.940387

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e940387

0:00

01 Jan 2022 : Editorial   50,864

Editorial: Current Status of Oral Antiviral Drug Treatments for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Non-Hospitalized Pa...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935952

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e935952

0:00

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750