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SEAJCRR. 2013; 2(5): 360-363

Microfilaria co-existing with anaplastic carcinoma of Thyroid- An Unusual and Rare Case Report

Dr. Hemali Jayantilal Tailor, Dr.Vasudha Mahendra Bhagat, Dr. Peeyush Kumar Saini,Dr. Varsha Mahesh Baldwa, Dr. Reena Balvantbhai Dudhat.

Filariasis is a major public health problem in India and microfilaria is sometimes seen during routine fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) smears, but it is very rare to find microfilaria coexistent with neoplastic lesions. Here we report a rare case that showed microfilaria on fine needle aspiration cytology associated with anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid gland. Microfilaria is rarely found in the thyroid gland.

Key words: Anaplastic carcinoma, Fine needle aspiration Cytology (FNAC), Microfilaria, Thyroid gland

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