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Endocrine Pathology

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 235–238 | Cite as

A solitary minute thyroid lymphoma of MALT-type without lymphoid thyroiditis

  • Hélène Trouette
  • Pierre Dubus
  • Geneviève Belleannée
  • Marie-Christine Charmoy
  • Marie Parrens
  • Jean François Velly
  • Jean Philippe Merlio
  • Antoine de Mascarel
Case Report
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Abstract

Most of the primary thyroid malignant lymphomas have been considered of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type and arise from lymphocytic thyroiditis. We report an uncommon case of a 67-yr-old man who underwent total thyroidectomy for multinodular goiter with tracheal compression. At histopathologic examination, we discovered a minute (3-mm diameter) lesion of low-grade thyroid lymphoma of MALT type without any lymphocytic thyroiditis lesion on 33 section levels of the entire thyroid gland. No general inflammatory, autoimmune, or lymphomatous disorder has been evidenced both at staging and after 30 mo of follow-up. MALT-type low-grade lymphoma may, in some instances, develop de novo within the thyroid without an antecedent MALT-type lymphoma.

Key Words

Thyroid mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma 

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© Humana Press Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hélène Trouette
    • 1
  • Pierre Dubus
    • 1
  • Geneviève Belleannée
    • 1
  • Marie-Christine Charmoy
    • 2
  • Marie Parrens
    • 1
  • Jean François Velly
    • 3
  • Jean Philippe Merlio
    • 1
  • Antoine de Mascarel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyHôpital du Haut-Lévêque, CHU BordeauxPessac CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of EndocrinologyHôpital du Haut-Lévêque, CHU BordeauxPessac CedexFrance
  3. 3.Department of Thoracic SurgeryHôpital du Haut-Lévêque, CHU BordeauxPessac CedexFrance

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