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Cancer in Cystic Lesions of the Thyroid

Max Hammer, MD; Jacobo Wortsman, MD; Roland Folse, MD
Arch Surg. 1982;117(8):1020-1023. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380320016005.
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• We reviewed the records of 341 patients who underwent thyroidectomy for the suspicion of cancer between 1975 and 1980. Cancer of the thyroid was found in 14% of them. Although cysts of the thyroid (pathologic finding of a fluid-filled cavity greater than 1 cm in diameter) were encountered in 35% of the patients, cysts were similarly distributed among patients with benign conditions (27%) or with cancer (33%). Most of the thyroid cysts in patients with carcinoma measured 2 to 4 cm in diameter. The cancer was found within the cystic cavity. The cysts in patients with cancer appeared to originate from necrosis of the tumor. B-mode ultrasonography was not reliable in differentiating cystic and solid lesions. The demonstration of the cystic nature of a thyroid nodule does not rule out the diagnosis of cancer of the gland.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:1020-1023)

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