• Users Online: 166
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-42

A case report of coexistence of microfilaria with anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid


Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Avinash Singh
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Phulwarisharif, Patna - 801 507, Bihar
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/atp.atp_21_21

Rights and Permissions

Even in the 21st century, filariasis still remains one of the major health problems plaguing India. Filariasis usually presents as superficial swelling and lymphedema. It is uncommon for microfilaria to be seen during routine cytological examination. It is even rarer to find microfilaria coexisting with neoplastic lesions. Ninety-five percent of cases of lymphatic filariasis are caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and are rarely found in the thyroid gland. Here, we report a case of a 47-year-old male who presented with midline neck swelling, for which he underwent fine needle aspiration cytology which showed microfilaria coexisting with anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid gland.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed386    
    Printed42    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded29    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal