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Case Reports in Endocrinology
Volume 2017, Article ID 8541078, 5 pages
Case Report

Simultaneous Papillary Carcinoma in Thyroglossal Duct Cyst and Thyroid

1Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
2Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
3Division of Endocrinology, Hospital Mater Dei, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
4Department of Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
5Division of Pathology, Instituto Roberto Alvarenga, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
6Division of Radiology, Spectra Institute, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
7Division of Endocrinology, Hospital Biocor, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
8Division of Endocrinology, Hospital da Baleia, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
9Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital das Clinicas, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
10Division of Endocrinology, Hospital das Clinicas, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
11Division of Endocrinology, Hospital Mario Pena, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to Gustavo Cancela e Penna; moc.liamg@annepcovatsug

Received 8 November 2016; Accepted 10 January 2017; Published 8 February 2017

Academic Editor: Thomas Grüning

Copyright © 2017 Gustavo Cancela e Penna et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Thyroglossal duct cyst (TDC) is a cystic expansion of a remnant of the thyroglossal duct tract. Carcinomas in the TDC are extremely rare and are usually an incidental finding after the Sistrunk procedure. In this report, an unusual case of a 36-year-old woman with concurrent papillary thyroid carcinoma arising in the TDC and on the thyroid gland is presented, followed by a discussion of the controversies surrounding the possible origins of a papillary carcinoma in the TDC, as well as the current management options.