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The Endocrine System

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Which of the following histological type of carcinoma thyroid most commonly metastasizes to lymph nodes? (LQ)



A Medullary
B Anaplastic

C Papillary
D Follicular

Ans. C Papillary

Most papillary carcinoma present as asymptomatic thyroid nodules, but the first manifestation may be a mass in cervical nodes.

Follicular carcinoma has little propensity for lymphatics but high for vascular invasion and spreads to bones, lungs and CNS.

In anaplastic Ca direct spread (extensive local invasion) is more common than vascular.

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