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July - September 2020, Volume 16, Issue 3
Case Report

Darouassi Y, Aljalil A, Azami A, Elakhiri M, Ennouali A, Hanine MA, Chebraoui Y, Tayane M, Mliha Touati M, Rharrassi I , Ammar H

Synchronous Occurrence of Three Different Thyroid Tumors

Acta Endo (Buc) 2020, 16 (3): 366-369
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2020.366

Background. Thyroid nodules are common; however, the association of two or more different tumors in the thyroid gland is unusual. We present a first case with the association of three histological types of thryroid tumors. To the best of our knowledge, this association has not been reported in the literature before. We aim here to highlight the possible coexistence of many lesions in the thyroid gland and to discuss treatment options. Case presentation. We report the case of a female patient who presented with a multinodular goiter. The final pathology after total thyroidectomy found the association of a multifocal papillary thyroid microcarcinoma arising within a Hurthle cells adenoma in a lobe and a noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary nuclear features in the other lobe. Due to the very low risk of recurrence, the patient was not treated with radioactive iodine. Conclusions. Many controversies remain about the management of Hurthle cells tumors and many variants of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Although the management of our case did not change, more studies are necessary to analyze the evolution of patients with multiple thyroid neoplasms. When discussing therapeutic options, the advantages and disadvantages should be considered case by case based on disease staging.

Keywords: Hurthle cell tumor, papillary cells carcinoma, thyroid gland, NIFPT

Correspondence: Youssef Darouassi MD, Hopital Militaire Avicenne, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco, E-mail: