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Thyroid Carcinoma, Anaplastic MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Thyroid Carcinoma, Anaplastic
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RDF Unique Identifier
coordinate IM with THYROID NEOPLASMS (IM)
Scope Note
An aggressive THYROID GLAND malignancy which generally occurs in IODINE-deficient areas in people with previous thyroid pathology such as GOITER. It is associated with CELL DEDIFFERENTIATION of THYROID CARCINOMA (e.g., FOLLICULAR THYROID CARCINOMA; PAPILLARY THYROID CANCER). Typical initial presentation is a rapidly growing neck mass which upon metastasis is associated with DYSPHAGIA; NECK PAIN; bone pain; DYSPNEA; and NEUROLOGIC DEFICITS.
Entry Term(s)
Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
Previous Indexing
Thyroid Neoplasms (2010-2014)
Public MeSH Note
2015; see THYROID NEOPLASMS 2010-2014
History Note
2015 (2010); use Thyroid Neoplasms 2010-2014
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Thyroid Carcinoma, Anaplastic Preferred
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