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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 39(5); 1996 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1996;39(5): 896-900.
A Case of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Thyroid Gland
Hong Shik Choi, MD1, Jung Il Cho, MD1, Seok Cheol Kong, MD1, Jung Sun Youn, MD1, Jae Jin Choi, MD1, and So Ja Paik, MD2
1;Department of Otorhinolaryngology, 2;Anatomical Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
갑상선 편평세포암종 1례
최홍식1 · 조정일1 · 공석철1 · 윤정선1 · 최재진1 · 백소야2
연세대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실1;해부병리학교실2;
ABSTRACT

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland is a rare disease which comprises only 1% of all the malignant tumors of the thyroid gland. Although the histogenic origin of squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland has been debated, squamous metaplasia of the follicular cells is the most widely accepted histogenic theory for this neoplasm, although in rare exception, it can originate from a remmant of the thyroglossal duct or ultimobranchial body. Squamous cell carcainoma of the thyroid can occur in a pure form or mixed with adenocarcinoma. Because their clinical behavior is more aggressive than that of differentiated papillary or follicullar carcinoma of the thyroid gland, the tumor is treated more vigorously at its initial stage. Radical surgical resection is usually done for cure. The lesions are usually radioresistant, and chemotherapy has not been shown to alter the course of the disease. Recently authors experienced one case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland at Yonsei University College of Medicine, we report our case with a brief review of literature.

Keywords: Squamous cell carcinomaThyroid gland.
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