Anaplastic thyroid cancer presenting with hyperthyroidism

Alfred Oppenheim, Myron Miller, Gunnar H. Anderson, Bruce Davis, Terri Slagle

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Primary thyroid malignancies typically do not interfere with thyroid function. A patient is reported with anaplastic thyroid carcinoma presenting with hyperthyroidism; this is believed to be the first such case described. Prior to the onset of the thyroidal process, the patient was clinically euthyroid. It is concluded that the mechanism of thyrotoxicosis is analogous to that of subacute thyroiditis: rapid tissue necrosis with resultant release of thyroid hormone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)702-704
Number of pages3
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1983
Externally publishedYes

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