Thyroid lymphoma

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Primary thyroidal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, albeit rare, is an important component of the differential diagnosis for thyroid nodules or malignancy, mainly because of the different prognosis and treatment approach (1,2). Only about 2% of extranodal lymphomas arise as primary malignancies within the thyroid gland and represent no more than 5% of all thyroid malignancies (3). In a Danish epidemiological survey, the annual incidence rate was estimated as 2.1 per million people, with a 4:1 female predominance (4). Most other retrospective series have confirmed this markedly higher frequency of disease in women (5-9). The mean and median ages at diagnosis are between 65 and 75 yr, suggesting that women present at a significantly older age than men (4-9); like anaplastic carcinoma, presentation before age 40 is extremely rare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThyroid Cancer (Second Edition)
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781588294623
StatePublished - 2006

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