Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant mesenchymal tumour of smooth muscle origin. It is extremely rare as a primary thyroid cancer with only 33 cases previously described in the literature. We present the case of a 69-year-old Caucasian man who presented with a 5-month history of left cervical lymphadenopathy and a suspicious mass in the left thyroid lobe on ultrasound scan. Left hemithyroidectomy confirmed the diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma. A review of current understanding and approaches to management of this rare condition are discussed. [Abstract copyright: © BMJ Publishing Group Limited 2021. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions.
- nose and throat/otolaryngology
- thyroid disease