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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2015, Article ID 838079, 3 pages
Case Report

Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Thyroid: A Rare Entity

1Department of General Surgery, IPGMER, Kolkata 700025, India
2DY Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai, India
3TMH, Kolkata, India
4KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

Received 19 May 2015; Accepted 16 June 2015

Academic Editor: Piero Tosi

Copyright © 2015 Rahulkumar N. Chavan 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.


Primary squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC) of thyroid is an extremely rare malignancy of thyroid. Herewith, we describe a case report of female patient who presented with neck swelling; FNAC misdiagnosed it as papillary carcinoma of thyroid but, after resection, biopsy revealed it to be a case of squamous cell carcinoma of thyroid. After extensive investigations no possible primary focus of squamous cell carcinoma was found elsewhere, so diagnosis of primary squamous cell carcinoma of thyroid was made. Patient underwent chemoradiation but still patient succumbed to death within a year.