A Diagnostic Dilemma of Lateral Neck Cyst: A Lesson Learnt
Keywords:Cystic neck mass, Papillary thyroid carcinoma, lateral neck mass, metastasis
Large cystic mass is an unusual presentation of papillary thyroid carcinoma, accounting for less than 10% of cases. To make a diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma is challenging since the tumour can mimic a benign lateral neck mass. Therefore, a systematical approach to a patient with neck lump is required so that accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment can be made. We present a case of a 25-year-old female presenting with an asymptomatic left neck cystic mass diagnosed as a metastatic lymph node of papillary thyroid carcinoma only after surgery.
Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol; April 2021; 27(1): 92-95
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