Thyroid malignancies

Thyroid malignancies are most commonly primary thyroid cancers but can rarely be metastatic deposits.

Pathology

Classification

Thyroid malignancies can be categorised into the following key subtypes:

Risk factors
  • head and neck irradiation
  • family history of thyroid cancer
  • age <30 or >60 years
  • male
  • >2 cm 
Staging

For primary thyroid tumours see: staging of thyroid cancer.


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Article Information

rID: 24817
System: Head & Neck
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Thyroid carcinoma
  • Thyroid malignancy
  • Thyroid carcinomas
  • Thyroid cancers
  • Thyroid cancer

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