Less aggressive disease in patients with primary squamous cell carcinomas of the thyroid gland and coexisting lymphocytic thyroiditis

Asik M. , Binnetoglu E. , Sen H. , Gunes F. , Muratli A. , KANKAYA D., ...More

WSPOLCZESNA ONKOLOGIA-CONTEMPORARY ONCOLOGY, vol.19, no.6, pp.458-461, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/wo.2015.53372
  • Page Numbers: pp.458-461


Aim of the study: Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the thyroid gland is extremely rare. Infrequently, primary SCC of the thyroid gland is accompanied by other thyroid diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). Recently, studies have demonstrated that differentiated thyroid cancer with coexisting HT has a better prognosis. However, the prognosis of patients with primary SCC of the thyroid gland and coexistent HT has not been clearly identified. We compared the clinical characteristics and disease stages of patients with primary SCC with and without lymphocytic thyroiditis (LT).