Primary Hodgkin’s disease of the thyroid is rare since only 13 cases have been described. This report documents a case in a 57-year-old woman with a painful goiter. She was treated by subtotal thyroidectomy. The patient still remains symptom-free 6 years after the initial diagnosis. This fairly good prognosis is in accordance with the evolution of the 13 other cases reported in the literature. The role of immunolocalization of intracellular immunoglobulin in the differential diagnosis of primary lymphoma and undifferentiated carcinoma of the thyroid is discussed.
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