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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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IGLESIAS DIAZ, Gladys. Anaplastic carcinoma. A case report. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.1, pp.202-208. ISSN 1561-3194.

A patient who attended to the specialized medical office for the surgery of thyroid gland presented, in a short period of time (a week), an enlargement in the left part of the neck associated with other common symptoms in the presence of anaplastic carcinoma: cough, dysphonia and dysphagia. This paper was aimed at explaining the characteristics of the anaplastic carcinoma in an uncommon age, its natural history, prognosis and the treatment in this case: a total Thyroidectomy and Radiotherapy. An analysis of the clinical and pathological features, as well as the treatment applied was carried out. This case was compared with other cases reported in the medical literature.

Palabras clave : Carcinoma; surgery; diagnosis; neoplasms.

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