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Int J Clin Exp Med 2013;6(7):606-608

Original Article
Brachial plexus compression: a rare sequelae of malignant papillary thyroid
carcinoma

Amit S Patel, John M Carter, Paul L Friedlander, Emad Kandil

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA

Received May 16, 2013; Accepted July 5, 2013; Epub August 1, 2013; Published August 15, 2013

Abstract: Invasive papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) can rarely invade adjacent vital structures. There has been one report on
secondary brachial plexopathy associated with locally invasive PTC. Here we report a patient with a large locally invasive PTC
associated with secondary neoplastic brachial plexopathy. The case exhibits an extremely rare occurrence that has substantial impact
on surgical planning and management. (IJCEM1305010).

Keywords: Thyroid, papillary, brachial plexus, plexopathy, carcinoma

Address correspondence to: Dr. Amit S Patel, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Tulane University School of
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