Table 1

Summary of published cases of melanotic medullary carcinoma thyroid

S. No.

Author & Year

Age & Sex

Duration of symptoms

Histology

Pigmentation

Follow up


1.

Marcus JN 1982 [3]

53/M

15 days

Classic

Dendritic cells

Dendritic cells

No evidence of recurrence or metastasis 2.5 years after surgery

2.

Posen JA 1984 [4]

38/F

5 years

Classic

--

Diffuse

Not mentioned

3.

Eng HL 1989 [5]

68/F

1 month

Classic

Dendritic cells

Dendritic cells

Not mentioned

4.

Kimura N 1989 [6]

62/M

2 years

Classic

Glandular

Both components

2 years metastasis

5.

Beerman H 1990 [7]

48/F

15 days

Classic

Spindle cells

Spindle cells

13 months died with metastasis

36/F

14 years

Classic

--

Diffuse

20 months

6.

Romdhane KP 1995 [8]

51/M

10 years

Paraganglioma like

Dendritic cells

Dendritic cells

No evidence of recurrence or metastasis 1 year after surgery

7.

Ikeda T 1998 [9]

72/F

2 months

Paraganglioma like

Sustentacular cells

Sustentacular cells

Not mentioned

8.

Singh ZN 1999 [10]

55/F

4 months

Typical

--

Diffuse

Presented with LN metastasis; No evidence of metastasis after 1 year

9.

De Lume MA 2001 [11]

20/M

9 months

Classic

--

Diffuse

Not mentioned

10.

Present case

52/F

3 months

Classic

--

Diffuse

24 months, recurred thrice, metastasis to skull bones and died


Singh et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2008 3:2   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-3-2

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