Papillary thyroid carcinoma associated with non‑functioning parathyroid carcinoma with Warthin's tumor of the parotid gland: A case report and brief literature review
Affiliations: Department of Scientific Affairs, Smart Health Tower, Sulaimani, Kurdistan 46000, Iraq, Department of Pathology, Sulaimani Teaching Hospital, Sulaimani, Kurdistan 46000, Iraq, Kscien Organization for Scientific Research, Sulaimani, Kurdistan 46000, Iraq
- Published online on: May 15, 2023 https://doi.org/10.3892/mi.2023.86
- Article Number: 26
Copyright: © Abdullah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.
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Multiple neck pathologies occurring simultaneously are a rare condition. The present study describes an extremely rare case of papillary thyroid carcinoma, non‑functioning parathyroid carcinoma (PC) and Warthin's tumor of the parotid gland. A 59‑year‑old male presented with a 3‑month history of anterior neck swelling. The neck ultrasound revealed a left‑sided thyroid nodule associated with pathological lymph nodes. There was a parotid gland mass. A fine‑needle aspiration of the left parotid mass was not diagnostic, although the left thyroid nodule revealed a malignancy with metastasis to the left cervical group lymph nodes. The patient underwent total thyroidectomy, left central and left lateral cervical lymph node dissection. A superficial parotidectomy was also performed. A histopathological examination revealed three different pathologies: Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, PC and Warthin's tumor. The simultaneous occurrence of a Warthin's tumor, papillary thyroid microcarcinoma and PC is an unusual condition. The concurrent findings of these three pathologies have not yet been reported in the literature, at least to the best of our knowledge. The synchronous findings of PTC, non‑functioning PC and Warthin's tumor are extremely rare, yet possible. Surgical intervention remains the most appropriate treatment strategy.