Solitary skull metastasis from follicular thyroid carcinoma: a case report

AUTHORS

Maryam Tohidi 1 , * , Seyed Abdollah Mousavi 1 , Farzad Hadaegh 2

1 Departments of Pathology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Internal Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Tohidi M, Mousavi S A, Hadaegh F. Solitary skull metastasis from follicular thyroid carcinoma: a case report, Hormozgan Med J. 2005 ; 8(4):e90765.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 8 (4); e90765
Published Online: December 20, 2004
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 07, 2004
Accepted: December 20, 2004
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Abstract

Introduction: Follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) is the second most common
malignant form of thyroid cancers. FTC is more common in women with a peak
incidence in the fifth and sixth decades of life. Invasion into blood vessels may
lead to distant metastasis to bone, lung, liver or elsewhere.
FTC rarely manifests itself as a distant metastatic lesion, especially as solitary
metastasis.
Case report: Here we present a 65 years old woman with nodular goiter with
cytologic diagnosis of adenomatous goiter.
In follow up, she presented with a skull mass which had an osteolytic appearance
in parietal bone.
Biopsy from skull mass, showed metastasis from FTC. This diagnosis was
confirmed in histologic examination of the thyroidectomy specimen.
Conclusion: Thus, in approaching thyroid nodules, the limitations of fine needle
aspiration-cytology in differentiation of follicular lesions must be remembered.
Also in patients with nodular goiter and evidence of metastasis, possibility of
thyroid carcinomas as primary origin should be considered.

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