Papillary carcinoma thyroid - A 11 year epidemiological study with histopathological correlation in a tertiary care centre in South Malabar Region in Kerala, India

  • A Ponniah MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
  • LM Ilias MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
  • P Vijayan MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
  • BA Mohammed MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
  • T Deeshma Malabar Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
  • AS Nalakath MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
  • S Saleem MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
  • P Umasankar MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
  • HK Hamza MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
  • J Ramakrishnan MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
Keywords: Papillary carcinoma, thyroid

Abstract

Background: Thyroid cancer is the commonest endocrine malignancy. Based on recent data, thyroid cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women. To our knowledge the  present study  is the first of its kind, correlating epidemiological and histomorphological data so as to assess the  major cause hypothesis for thyroid cancers, focusing more on  papillary  carcinoma and its variants, comparing it with each other and with other  thyroid carcinomas and also correlating with gender, life style and religion.

Materials and methods: This study was conducted in the Department of Pathology, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India, from January 2004 to June 2015.Two thousand and fifty thyroidectomy cases were studied.

Results: Out of the total 2050  cases, thyroid cancers constituted  295 (14.39%);  of which 10.1% (208 cases) were Papillary carcinoma thyroid (PCT) and its variants; 165 cases were seen in females (79.33%) and  the incidence in males were only 20.68% (43 cases).The commonest variant encountered was classical papillary carcinoma (113 cases, 54.32%).

Conclusion: Our study of papillary thyroid carcino

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Author Biographies

A Ponniah, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
Pathology
LM Ilias, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
Pathology
P Vijayan, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
Pathology
BA Mohammed, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
Pathology
T Deeshma, Malabar Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Pathology
AS Nalakath, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
Pathology
S Saleem, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
Pathology
P Umasankar, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
Pathology
HK Hamza, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
Pathology
J Ramakrishnan, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
Pathology
Published
2015-09-14
How to Cite
Ponniah, A., Ilias, L., Vijayan, P., Mohammed, B., Deeshma, T., Nalakath, A., Saleem, S., Umasankar, P., Hamza, H., & Ramakrishnan, J. (2015). Papillary carcinoma thyroid - A 11 year epidemiological study with histopathological correlation in a tertiary care centre in South Malabar Region in Kerala, India. Journal of Pathology of Nepal, 5(10), 798-805. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v5i10.15661
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