Ectopic Primary B Cell Lymphoma of the Thyroid Presenting as an Anterior Mediastinal Mass. A Case Report

Demirag F., Cakir E., Aydin E., Kaya S., Akyurek N.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.109, no.6, pp.802-804, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2009.11680543
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.802-804
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Ectopic thyroid tumours arising in the mediastinum without connection to the cervical thyroid gland are very rare. Follicular adenoma, papillary carcinoma and follicular carcinoma in the mediastinum has been reported, but primary ectopic thyroid B cell lymphoma has riot been reported previously. We report mediastinal primary ectopic thyroid large B cell lymphoma in an 80-year-old man. Differential diagnosis from primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma and clinicopathologic features are discussed