Family with nonmedullary thyroid neoplasms

J Surg Oncol. 1995 Apr;58(4):274-7. doi: 10.1002/jso.2930580415.


This report concerns a family in which papillary thyroid carcinoma appeared in the father and two daughters and follicular adenoma in a granddaughter. The father died of systemic metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma. The two daughters and granddaughter felt well postoperatively. We speculate that some gene-related factors might play an important role in familial occurrence of papillary thyroid carcinoma and follicular thyroid adenoma in the family.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / genetics*
  • Adenoma / pathology
  • Adult
  • Carcinoma, Papillary / genetics*
  • Carcinoma, Papillary / pathology
  • Family Health
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pedigree
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / pathology