論文

査読有り 国際誌
2017年6月

Thyrolipomatosis: A case report with review of the literature.

Molecular and clinical oncology
  • Mitsuaki Ishida
  • ,
  • Ippei Kashu
  • ,
  • Tsuyoshi Morisaki
  • ,
  • Masao Takenobu
  • ,
  • Sueyoshi Moritani
  • ,
  • Yoshiko Uemura
  • ,
  • Koji Tsuta

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開始ページ
893
終了ページ
895
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.3892/mco.2017.1249

Fatty tissue is not usually present within the thyroid gland. Only a few fat-containing thyroid lesions have been reported to date, and thyrolipoma is the most common fat-containing lesion of the thyroid gland. Thyrolipomatosis is a condition characterized by diffuse mature adipose cell infiltration of the normal thyroid gland. In this report, we describe what is, to the best of our knowledge, the 12th documented case of thyrolipomatosis, and review the fat-containing lesions of the thyroid gland. A 68-year-old Japanese woman presented with a neck mass that had first been noticed ~7 years earlier. A computed tomography scan revealed diffuse thyroid gland enlargement and total thyroidectomy was performed. The histopathological examination revealed that mature fatty tissue was diffusely distributed throughout the thyroid gland, as well as among the hyperplastic follicles. Capsular formation or amyloid deposition were not observed. Nuclear grooves or intranuclear cytoplasmic inclusions were not observed. Accordingly, thyrolipomatosis was diagnosed. Albeit rare, various neoplastic and non-neoplastic thyroid lesions may contain mature fatty tissue. Therefore, thyrolipomatosis must be included in the differential diagnostic consideration of fat-containing lesions of the thyroid gland.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2017.1249
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28588784
PubMed Central
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5451857
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.3892/mco.2017.1249
  • PubMed ID : 28588784
  • PubMed Central 記事ID : PMC5451857

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