FDG PET/CT of carcinoma showing thymus-like differentiation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Carcinoma showing thymus-like differentiation is a malignant, extremely rare neoplasm that arises in the thyroid gland or neighboring neck soft tissue and closely resembles thymic carcinoma. Long-term survival is possible if the disease is diagnosed early and is completely resected, followed by radical dose radiotherapy. We present the case report of a 65-year-old man who presented with neck mass and neck pain that increase with intensity with cough. He was evaluated by thyroid ultrasound, which showed an echogenic nodule. Baseline PET/CT imaging revealed a very hypermetabolic lesion in the right lobe of the thyroid gland.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jackson, T; Viner, M; Subramaniam, R

Published Date

  • July 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 718 - 719

PubMed ID

  • 22691525

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-0229

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318252d20e


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States