PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 3 No. 4, 1997

 Report

An Unusual Case of Neurofibroma of the Thyroid Capsule

Antonio CIARDI, Irene PECORELLA, Giorgio TROMBETTA, Lorenzo MEMEO, Angeloluca DE QUARTO, Ugo DI TONDO

Department of Experimental Medicine and Pathology, University ''La Sapienza'', Rome, Italy

 

A solitary neurofibroma arising from the thyroid capsule in a 64 year-old woman is reported. The tumor was adherent to the lower margin of the thyroid gland and extended into the anterior mediastinum. The unusual nature of the lesion, both its relationship to the thyroid gland and to the occurrence of a neural tumor in the anterior mediastinum is discussed. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 3, Nr 4, 293-295, 1997

Key words: Visceral neurofibroma; peripheral nerve sheath tumors; thyroid capsule


Received: Oct 6, 1997; accepted: Nov 28, 1997
Correspondence: Antonio CIARDI, Department of Experimental Medicine and Pathology, University ''La Sapienza'', Policlinico Umberto I, Viale Regina Elena 324 Rome 00161, Italy; Tel: +39-6-49970842, Fax: +39-6-4940896

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