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Primary myxoid liposarcoma of the thyroid gland
  1. G W Huang1,
  2. Y X Li1,
  3. Z L Hu2
  1. 1
    Department of General Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
  2. 2
    Department of Pathology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
  1. Correspondence to G W Huang, Department of General Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, 87 Xiangya Road, Changsha, Hunan Province, China; huanggengwen{at}yahoo.com.cn

Abstract

Primary myxoid liposarcoma of the thyroid gland is extremely rare. This report describes such a case. A 59-year-old woman was admitted for evaluation of a 6×6×5 cm nodule in the left lobe of the thyroid gland. Left thyroid lobectomy was performed without any postoperative treatment except for follow-up. Osseous and pulmonary metastasis developed 1 year later and the patient died 15 months after the surgery. The clinical course and treatment choice are discussed.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was obtained from the ethics committee of Central South University.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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