Annals of Tropical Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40--42

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


Manish Kumar Saroj, Avinash Singh, Sneha Aditi, Ruchi Sinha 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Saroj MK, Singh A, Aditi S, Sinha R. A case report of coexistence of microfilaria with anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid.Ann Trop Pathol 2022;13:40-42


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Saroj MK, Singh A, Aditi S, Sinha R. A case report of coexistence of microfilaria with anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid. Ann Trop Pathol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Oct 4 ];13:40-42
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