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Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in a Lateral Neck Mass: 1

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A 41-year-old woman presented with a large, slow-growing left neck mass, enlarging over a 2 year period. Clinically the mass appeared to be an enlarged left thyroid lobe, but CT scan showed a normal size left lobe separate from the mass.       

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Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in a Lateral Neck Mass: 2

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Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the mass showed papillary carcinoma.       

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Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in a Lateral Neck Mass: 3

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The neck was opened through a collar incision, and the left strap muscles and sternocleidomastoid muscle (see neck anatomy) were transected at mid-neck.       

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