• 1 Irfan Mohamad, MD, MMed(ORL-HNS). Universiti Sains Malaysia, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.
  • 2 Ali Haron, MD, MMed(ORL-HNS). Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, 15586 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.
Med J Malaysia, 2013 Apr;68(2):164-5.
PMID: 23629566 MyJurnal


Papillary thyroid carcinoma is a common thyroid malignancy reported world wide. It affects females more commonly in the 4th to 6th decades of life. The patients usually present with a painless anterior neck mass and occasionally with lymph node involvement. We report a case of an elderly male who presented with hoarseness and hemoptysis, which warranted bronchoscopy. Biopsy of the intraluminal tracheal mass revealed the diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Computed tomography scan of the neck confirmed the presence of the primary lesion in the right thyroid lobe with invasion into the adjacent trachea and esophagus.

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