Teratoma de tiroides, reporte de caso
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nódulo tiroideo
thyroid nodule

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Román González, A., Vélez Hoyos, A., Jaller, A., & Rúa Marín, C. (2017). Teratoma de tiroides, reporte de caso. Revista Colombiana De Endocrinología, Diabetes &Amp; Metabolismo, 3(1), 48–50. https://doi.org/10.53853/encr.3.1.25


Los teratomas tiroideos son tumores raros, de características en la mayoría de los casos benignas y de presentación predominantemente en la infancia, su importancia radica en la confusión que causa sobre cuál es el tejido de origen del tumor, por lo que es de vital importancia sospecharlos para evitar demoras en el diagnóstico y manejos inadecuados. Presentamos el caso de un niño de 3 años con teratoma tiroideo benigno, la biopsia por aspirado con aguja fina fue sospechosa de teratoma. Se realizó biopsia por congelación y hemitiroidectomía izquierda, con diagnóstico de teratoma benigno constituido principalmente por elementos condroides. El paciente se encuentra vivo y sin recaídas seis años después del manejo quirúrgico.

Thyroid teratomas are very rare tumors, most are benign and usually occur during childhood. The importance of these tumors relies in the common confusion generated by uncertainties about the origin of the lesion. An early diagnosis it is very important to avoid a late management. A case of thyroid benign teratoma in a 3-year-old boy is presented. The fine needle aspiration biopsy was suspicious for this disease. A frozen biopsy followed by left hemithyroidectomy was done and the diagnosis of benign teratoma was confirmed based on the findings of chondroid elements. The patient is alive without recurrence of the disease 6 years after the initial management.

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