Hashimoto’s thyroiditis CHT and papillary thyroid cancer
Molnar et al Orvosi Hetilip 1/27/17
40/230 patients with papillary cancer had co-existent CHT. Multifocality was seen in 16/40 40% compared without CHT 24%.Lymph node involvement was less common with CHT compared without CHT. CHT may stimulate cancer formation through the gland but less of these cause lymph node involvement. Unknown mechanism for this finding.