Squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland.

  title={Squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland.},
  author={W. J. K. Simpson and J S Carruthers},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={156 1},
We present the clinical manifestations and details of treatment and outcome for eight patients with squamous cell cancer arising in the thyroid gland, which is a rare entity. All patients had advanced disease, with primary tumors invading adjacent structures (the trachea, esophagus, and major vessels). In two patients, pulmonary metastases were also present. Six patients died 6 months or less after diagnosis, five from the effects of local disease. Transient palliation was obtained in four… CONTINUE READING
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