Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Internal Medicine, "Workup during hospital stay showed advanced metastatic cancer of unknown primary origin. This is an unusual presentation of cancer of an unknown primary involving the thyroid with sudden suffocation. It suggests that malignancies involving the thyroid gland should be considered in patients with abrupt onset of respiratory distress. Also, this case shows the application of fine needle aspiration in diffuse thyroid enlargements mimicking thyroiditis without nodules."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Diagnostic approach to cancer of unknown primary origin (CUP) is reviewed in further detail."
For more information on this research see: Sudden suffocation with cancer of unknown primary: a case report and review of diagnostic approach. Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2012;15(10):652-4.
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from O.S. Tehrani, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Capital Health System, Trenton, New Jersey, United States.
Keywords for this news article include: Cancer, Trenton, Asphyxia, Oncology, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America.
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