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Kyung Min Kim  (Kim KM) 3 Articles
A Case of Painful Graves' Disease.
Ji Yun Jeong, Tae Yong Kim, Eun Hee Kim, Eui Young Kim, Sang Ah Lee, Ji Hye Yim, Kyung Min Kim, Won Bae Kim, Young Kee Shong
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2008;23(5):337-341.   Published online October 1, 2008
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Graves' disease rarely presents as pain and tenderness of goiter, with only a few cases reported in the literature. We describe a case of painful Graves' disease presenting as 2 episodes of painful goiter.
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A Case of Carcinoma Showing Thymus-Like Differentiation (CASTLE) in the Thyroid.
Eun Hee Kim, Ji Yun Jeong, Eui Young Kim, Sang Ah Lee, Kyung Min Kim, Ji Hye Yim, Won Gu Kim, Tae Yong Kim, Sun A Kim, Gyungyup Gong, Young Kee Shong, Won Bae Kim
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2008;23(4):272-276.   Published online August 1, 2008
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Carcinoma Showing Thymus-Like Differentiation (CASTLE) is a very rare malignant neoplasm of the thyroid, and this resembles lymphoepithelioma or squamous cell carcinoma of the thymus. It originates from ectopic thymic tissue or remnants of the branchial pouches. We recently experienced a case of CASTLE in the thyroid gland of a 61-year-old woman. She presented with an asymptomatic mass in the right thyroid gland and she was diagnosed with 'poorly differentiated carcinoma' of the thyroid by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Total thyroidectomy was performed for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Histologic examination of the resected tumor showed that the tumor was lobulated with expanding fibrous bands, and it was infiltrated by lymphocytes and plasma cells. The tumor cells had oval, large vesicular nuclei and prominent nucleoli, and the immunohistochemical staining was positive for CD5 and bcl-2, so the patient was diagnosed with thyroid CASTLE. We report here on a case of CASTLE in the thyroid gland treated by surgery and external neck radiation therapy.


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    Wen‐hao Ren, Kun Dong, Xiao‐zheng Huang, Yan‐li Zhu
    Diagnostic Cytopathology.2019; 47(11): 1197.     CrossRef
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    Sunhee Chang, Mee Joo, Hanseong Kim
    Korean Journal of Pathology.2012; 46(3): 302.     CrossRef
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A Case of Tracheal Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Presenting with Diffuse Goiter.
Ho Cheol Kang, Seong Kyun Kim, Se Hoon Kang, Kyung Min Kim, Se In Hong, Dong Jin Chung, Min Young Chung, Joon Kyoo Lee, Sang Chul Lim, Jae Hyuk Lee
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2005;20(3):273-277.   Published online June 1, 2005
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A goiter is among the most common presenting symptoms of patients with thyroid diseases and is usually caused by intrinsic thyroid problems. While direct invasion of the trachea by aggressive thyroid tumors is a well-known phenomenon, the reverse situation, that is, a primary tracheal neoplasm invading by direct extension into the thyroid gland, presenting with a goiter is very rare. Here, a case of a tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma(ACC), presenting with a diffuse goiter, is reported. A 47-year-old woman presented with slowly growing anterior neck swelling. A physical examination showed a diffuse firm goiter. The patient was euthyroiditic, and serum negative for thyroid autoantibodies. Thyroid ultrasonography and neck CT revealed a doughnut-shaped mass, encircling the trachea and displacing the thyroid anteriorly. Ultrasonography-guided fine needle aspiration(FNA) was compatible with an ACC, and a subsequent surgical resection confirmed the diagnosis. Although the occurrence of a tracheal ACC invading the thyroid is rare, this case highlights the need to be aware of unusual lesions arising in the region of the thyroid. This knowledge will help in making the correct cytological diagnosis when these lesions are sampled by FNA
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