Volume 2003, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


Diffuse sclerosing variant of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma(DSPC) is an unusual type of Papillary Carcinoma that occurs in young patients. Clinically it can be mistaken for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis as it often presents as a diffuse firm thyroid swelling 3*. It is important to recognize this variant as the patients invariably have lymph node metastasis at the time of diagnosis.Contrary to the previous reports of a poor prognosis of this variant when compared to the classical papillary carcinoma, recent reports indicate a good prognosis(2,3). We report a case of DSPC occurring in a young boy.


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  • Article Type: Case Report
Keyword(s): Diffuse sclerosing variant and papillary thyroid carcinoma
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