Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
Case Report

Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Cancer Diagnosed and Treated during Pregnancy


Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Mersin, Türkiye


Gaziantep Şehit Kamil Devlet Hastanesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Hastalıkları Kliniği, Gaziantep, Türkiye


Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Endokrinoloji Anabilim Dalı, Mersin, Türkiye

Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2016; 54: 39-42
DOI: 10.5152/tao.2016.1454
Read: 287 Downloads: 155 Published: 03 September 2019


Physiological changes of the thyroid gland encountered during pregnancy can cause previously diagnosed thyroid nodules to grow or new nodules to form. Surgery of the slowly growing, localized, non-metastatic, well-differentiated, thyroid cancers diagnosed during pregnancy can be delayed to after delivery, whereas rapidly growing and metastatic cancers with compressive symptoms may be a candidate for surgery during pregnancy. In this case report, we present a case of neck metastatic papillary thyroid cancer diagnosed and treated by total thyroidectomy and right functional neck dissection during pregnancy in a 22-year-old pregnant woman at 23-week pregnancy. In this case report, the optimal treatment for papillary thyroid cancer diagnosed during pregnancy is discussed under the light of current endocrine guidelines and previous case reports and series.

ISSN2667-7466 EISSN 2667-7474