Primary peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the thyroid gland: A case report and literature review

  • Authors:
    • Guang Chen
    • Zengguang Liu
    • Chang Su
    • Qiang Guan
    • Fang Wan
    • Bingfei Dong
    • Liang Bao
    • Wenxin Zhang
    • Yinping Wang
    • Guimin Wang
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  • Published online on: December 9, 2015     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2015.703
  • Pages: 209-210
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Abstract

Primary peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs) of the thyroid gland are rare, with fewer than 30 cases reported in the medical literature to date. Primary PNSTs of the thyroid gland are classified into malignant and benign PNSTs. The benign PNSTs may be further subclassified into neurofibromas and schwannomas. This is the case report of a 51-year-old male patient presenting with multiple primary PNSTs involving the left lobe of the thyroid gland. The patient underwent total excision of the thyroid gland and the pathological results indicated a schwannoma with Antoni type A and B cells. The literature was reviewed briefly and, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of multiple primary PNSTs of the thyroid gland.
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Chen, G., Liu, Z., Su, C., Guan, Q., Wan, F., Dong, B. ... Wang, G. (2016). Primary peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the thyroid gland: A case report and literature review. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 4, 209-210. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2015.703
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Chen, G., Liu, Z., Su, C., Guan, Q., Wan, F., Dong, B., Bao, L., Zhang, W., Wang, Y., Wang, G."Primary peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the thyroid gland: A case report and literature review". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4.2 (2016): 209-210.
Chicago
Chen, G., Liu, Z., Su, C., Guan, Q., Wan, F., Dong, B., Bao, L., Zhang, W., Wang, Y., Wang, G."Primary peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the thyroid gland: A case report and literature review". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4, no. 2 (2016): 209-210. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2015.703