Papillary thyroid cancer physical examination

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ammu Susheela, M.D. [2]

Overview

Patients with papillary thyroid cancer usually appear thin and cachectic. Physical examination of patients with papillary thyroid cancer is usually remarkable for thyromegaly, lymphadenopathy and anxiety.

Physical Examination

Appearance of the Patient

  • Patients with papillary thyroid cancer usually appear thin and cachectic.

Vital Signs

Skin

  • Skin examination of patients with papillary thyroid cancer is usually normal.

HEENT

  • HEENT examination of patients with papillary thyroid cancer is usually normal.

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Lungs

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Back

  • Back examination of patients with papillary thyroid cancer is usually normal.

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Neuromuscular

Extremities

  • Extremities examination of patients with papillary thyroid cancer is usually normal.

References

  1. Thyroid Cancer. Cancer.gov (2015). http://www.cancer.gov/types/thyroid/hp/thyroid-treatment-pdq#link/stoc_h2_2- Accessed on October 29, 2015

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