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Risk of Malignancy in a Multinodular Goiter: Report of Two Cases with a Literature Review

MY Razaleigh, A Nor Safariny, B Anita

Keywords : Intrathoracic goiter, Micropapillary carcinoma, Multinodular goiter

Citation Information : Razaleigh M, Safariny AN, Anita B. Risk of Malignancy in a Multinodular Goiter: Report of Two Cases with a Literature Review. World J Endoc Surg 2019; 11 (2):60-63.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1262

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-11-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Goiter is a common disease in Malaysia. It can be classified as retrosternal, substernal, and intrathoracic goiter. According to this classification, the approach to surgery differs. We have two cases presented with a multinodular goiter with evidence from imaging and histopathology. Both cases were treated as intrathoracic goiters and underwent thyroidectomy with the postoperative pathology report indicating them as micropapillary carcinomas. We will discuss regarding management options for both patients according to the pathology. In conclusion, management will differ based on classification and postoperative pathology reports.

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