Primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the thyroid gland: a report of six cases and a review of the literature of a follicular epithelial-derived tumor.

@article{Wenig1995PrimaryMC,
  title={Primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the thyroid gland: a report of six cases and a review of the literature of a follicular epithelial-derived tumor.},
  author={Bruce M. Wenig and Carol F. Adair and Clara S. Heffess},
  journal={Human pathology},
  year={1995},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={1099-108}
}
Primary mucoepidermoid carcinomas of the thyroid gland are uncommon tumors of low-grade malignant potential. We report six cases of thyroid mucoepidermoid carcinoma, four occurred in women and two in men with an age range of 29 to 57 (median, 46 years). The clinical presentation was that of a painless mass. Radiographic studies showed a single, solid, "cold" nodule in either the right or left lobe, or isolated to the isthmus. There was no history of a mucoepidermoid carcinoma developing in more… CONTINUE READING

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