Is Lymphoma of the Thyroid a Disease Which Is Increasing in Frequency?
It has been said that primary lymphoma of the thyroid gland is rare.1–9 The number of cases reported in the world literature has been cited at approximately 250.9 Although this is probably an underestimate, it is a general indication of the frequency of this disease. Most of the tumors are histiocytic or lymphocytic lymphomas. Primary involvement of the thyroid gland by Hodgkin’s disease is truly exceedingly rare.10 The diagnoses have almost always been made retrospectively after operations for different presumptive diagnoses.
KeywordsLymphoma Radium Radionuclide Sarcoma Hypothyroidism
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