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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Isolated neurofibroma of the Thyroid Gland


1 Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India
2 Professor in Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India
3 Professor and Head of Department in Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Prakash K Sasmal
Department of Surgery, The Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar - 751 030, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.136714

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Neurofibroma is a common benign tumor usually arising from a cutaneous or peripheral nerve. Neurofibromatosis involving only the thyroid gland is a rare phenomenon and so far only two cases have been reported in the literature. We describe neurofibromatosis in a 46-year old male presenting with a gradually increasing isolated swelling over left anterior triangle of neck for two years. No toxic or pressure symptoms were reported. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the swelling was suggestive of colloid goiter with spindle-cell component. The patient underwent a left hemithyroidectomy. Histology and immunehistochemistry data confirmed it to be neurofibroma of the thyroid gland. Since the last two years, the patient is doing well. Isolated neurofibroma of the thyroid gland is very rare. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice depending on the extent of involvement of the gland. The entity although rare has to be considered in the differential diagnosis of a thyroid swelling.


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