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Turkish Journal of Cancer
2001, Volume 31, Number 1, Page(s) 39-43
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Primary lymphoma of thyroid: A case report
MEHMET ŞEREFETTİN CANDA, EMİNE BURÇİN TUNA, GÖZDE GÖRÜCÜ, MEHMET ALİ KOÇDOR
Departments of 1Pathology,2General Surgery, Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Medicine, İzmir- Turkey

The clinical and pathologic spectrum of lymphoproliferative disorders affecting the thyroid is diverse. Primary lymphoma is an uncommon malignancy of the thyroid, comprising between 0.6 and 5 per cent of thyroid cancers. The majority of thyroid lymphomas are diffuse large cell of B-cell origin. In this case, a 43 year old woman has been diagnosed to have thyroidal lymphoma, marginal zone type, originating from the underlying Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

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