Thyroid papillary cancer-related pregnancy: a case report


Giray B., ESİM BÜYÜKBAYRAK E. , Turhan O. T. , KARŞIDAĞ A. Y. K.

CASE REPORTS IN PERINATAL MEDICINE, cilt.6, sa.1, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/crpm-2016-0058
  • Dergi Adı: CASE REPORTS IN PERINATAL MEDICINE

Özet

Differentiated thyroid cancer is the second-most frequent tumor among those tumors diagnosed during pregnancy after breast cancer; it also is the most common endocrine malignancy. Pregnancy-associated cancer was defined as a malignancy detected during pregnancy or within 2 years of delivery, but most of the patients with pregnancy-associated cancer were recognized in the postpartum period. The best time for surgery is unclear. Its management is a challenge for both doctors and patients. Enlargement of the thyroid gland in pregnancy is usually a physiological change related to pregnancy, but even if it is rare, it can be due to thyroid malignancy. We report a case of 31-year-old female diagnosed with thyroid papillary cancer during pregnancy with no symptoms except for a lump on her neck. For this reason, the examination of the thyroid gland and the examination of neck lymph nodes should be routinely performed on all pregnant women.