J Korean Surg Soc.  2002 Feb;62(2):169-172.

Malignant Lymphoma Associated with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

  • 1Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea. leekm@wonnms.wonkwang.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.


Primary lymphoma of the thyroid gland is relatively rare disease. Its incidence varies in different series from 1% to 5% of all thyroid malignancies. Most primary thyroid lymphoma are of non-Hodgkin's type, have a B-cell phenotype, and arise in a background of autoimmune thyroiditis in about 80% of cases. A 69-year old woman presented with anterior neck swelling. Ultrasonography and computed tomography demonstrated a heterogenous soft tissue mass in both thyroid lobes and lymphadenopathy. Total thyroidectomy with lymph node dissection was performed. Histopathological findings demonstrated high-grade mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)-type lymphoma with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Radiation therapy was performed. We report a case of primary thyroid lymphoma with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.


Primary thyroid lymphoma; MALT; Hashimoto's thyroiditis
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