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Original communication| Volume 24, ISSUE 2, P401-408, August 1948

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The significance of hemoptysis in carcinoma of the thyroid gland Report of four cases

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      Abstract

      Four patients complaining primarily of hemoptysis in the presence of a goiter noted for varying periods of time were found to have malignant disease in the thyroid gland. In three cases the primary disease was carcinoma of the thyroid gland; in the fourth a squamous-cell carcinoma of the vocal cord had secondarily invaded the thyroid gland. The cses are reported in an effort to emphasize the fact that hemoptysis in association with goiter especially one which has shown recent growth, should indicate malignancy of the thyorid gland, or a malignancy primary in the larynx or hypopharynnx secondarily involving the thyroid gland.
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