anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid

anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid

a rare, highly malignant thyroid tumor composed of spindle or giant cells.
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Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid (ATC), also called undifferentiated thyroid cancer, is the least common and most aggressive and deadly thyroid gland malignancy of all thyroid cancers.
Histologic trends in thyroid cancer 1969-1993: a clinico-pathologic analysis of the relative proportion of anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid. J Surg Oncol 1996;63(4):251-5.
Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid gland: treatment and outcome over 13 years at one institution.
Umeshita et al., "Treatment of 37 patients with anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid," Head and Neck, vol.
Shedd, "Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid: a 24year experience," Head and Neck, vol.
Table 3 and Figure 1 show the survival rates of patients with anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid gland in relation to the age.
According to the literature, the largest number of patients with anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid gland is in the seventh and eighth decade of life [5].
Shedd, "Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid: a 24-year experience," Head and Neck, vol.
(3) Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid, which is rare, has a propensity to invade adjacent structures, and it often presents with vocal fold paralysis.
Stratton Hill Jr., "Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid. A review of 84 cases of spindle and giant cell carcinoma of the thyroid," Cancer, vol.
Samaan, "Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid. A clinicopathologic study of 121 cases," Cancer, vol.
Llombart-Bosch, "Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid with rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation: a report of two cases," Virchows Archiv, vol.