Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3194
IGLESIAS DIAZ, Gladys; LAU LOPEZ, Alfredo E y GARCIA GARCIA, Iván. Incidence of cancer in the thyroid gland. Its behaviour at central medical consultation during 1998-2007 Pinar del Rio. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.1, pp. 163-171. ISSN 1561-3194.
A clinical, retrospective, descriptive, cross-sectional case report study was carried out at "Leon Cuervo Rubio" General Hospital, taking a total of 679 patients who underwent a surgery of thyroid gland during the last 9 years. A sample of 104 patients who suffered from cancer of the thyroid was selected - being this corroborated by means of paraffin wax biopsies. These biopsies were performed at the Department of Anatomy in the institution during 1999-2007. Qualitative and quantitative variables and the figures of cases per year were processed, histological variety and other items were represented in tables and charts. 15% of the total of patients suffered from cancer of thyroid, histologically the differentiated carcinoma prevailed (96%), and sometimes it was associated with other diseases, mainly Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. The values of the undifferentiated carcinoma were over the normal (3, 8%), referring to a follicular one, the rest was represented for the papillary variety.
Palabras llave : Thyroid gland; cancer.