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Turkish Journal of Cancer
2004, Volume 34, Number 3, Page(s) 122-126
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Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia of the thyroid gland: Description of a case and review of the literature
ÖZKAN KANAT1, TÜRKKAN EVRENSEL1, ŞAHSİNE TOLUNAY2, MUTLU DEMİRAY1, GÜZİN GÖNÜLLÜ1, ENDER KURT1, OSMAN MANAVOĞLU1
1Uludağ University, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Medical Oncology , Bursa- Turkey
2Uludağ University, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Pathology, Bursa- Turkey

Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia (SMECE) is a recently recognized malignant neoplasm of the thyroid gland associated with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. At present, only 24 cases of SMECE have been reported in the literature. Although most of these patients had a relatively indolent clinical course and prolonged survival, aggressive behaviour with extrathyroidal extension or distant metastases have been noted in some cases. We present a 74-year-old female patient with SMECE of the thyroid who had an aggressive clinical course resulting in death about 10 months after the diagnosis of SMECE. [Turk J Cancer 2004;34(3):122-126]

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