Severe Acute Dyspnoea of Extra-Thoracic Origin: Experience with Three Primary Thyroid Lymphomas (PTL)

Grueber, Adrienne and Zürcher, Sophie and Betticher, Daniel Charles and Fontana, Enzo (2014) Severe Acute Dyspnoea of Extra-Thoracic Origin: Experience with Three Primary Thyroid Lymphomas (PTL). European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2284-2594

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Objectives: To recall the common clinical presenting features of and guide the diagnostic procedures of primary thyroid lymphomas (PTL). Materials and methods: We report on three patients developing an acute dyspnoea and fast evolving neck mass in the thyroid caused by a PTL occurring in our regional hospital in Switzerland between 2009 and 2013. Results: PTL causes a neck mass, dyspnoea and dysphonia and responds well to chemotherapy. Mortality is due to relapse or infectious complications. Conclusion: Acute dyspnoea caused by thyroid disease is uncommon. Nevertheless, it is the main symptom in PTL due to rapid growth and compression of the airways. Chemotherapy should be started promptly.

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Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.4 Malattie del sistema emopoietico, linfatico, ghiandolare; Malattie del sistema endocrino
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