microcarcinoma of the thyroid

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microcarcinoma of the thyroid

(mī'krō-kar-si-nō'mă thī'royd),
microscopic papillary carcinoma of the thyroid, usually well encapsulated and measuring less than 5 mm in diameter.
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This case is a reminder of a potential pitfall in diagnosis, that is, the possibility of a solitary cystic nodal metastasis from an occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid.
A solitary cystic nodal metastasis from an occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid can simulate a branchial cleft cyst clinically and ultrasonographically.
In conclusion, solitary cystic nodal metastasis from an occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a solitary cystic lesion in the lateral neck.