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Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Cancer—Still a Clinical Dilemma: A Case Study

Anandh Saravanan Moorthy, Raju Palanigoundar, Karthikeyan Raju, Archana Harikrishnan, Senthil Kumar, Sabarigirivasan Kumba Santharam

Keywords : Case report, Non-anaplastic follicular cell-derived thyroid cancer, Poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma, Thyroid carcinoma, Turin criteria

Citation Information : Moorthy AS, Palanigoundar R, Raju K, Harikrishnan A, Kumar S, Santharam SK. Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Cancer—Still a Clinical Dilemma: A Case Study. 2024; 19 (1):6-8.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10088-11227

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Poorly differentiated thyroid cancer (PDTC) lies in the intermediate zone in the thyroid carcinoma spectrum. It is the most common cause of non-ATC cancers-related mortality. We happened to encounter such a rare disease in one of our patients and are here to discuss the entire details about the course of the patient in our hospital. This was a 73-year-old female patient who was operated on for goiter and postoperative histopathology revealed poorly differentiated thyroid cancer. Though it is an important cause of mortality in 15% of cases of thyroid cancer, very little is understood about the PDTC.

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