Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common malignancy among females in Saudi Arabia and may present in an advanced stage and with dis-tant metastases, mostly to the lungs, comprising 32% of the recurrences. Airway invasion is a life-threatening complication of thyroid cancer. The differentiation between the clinical features of bronchial wall invasion versus those of an ob-structive endobronchial lesion deserves more at-tention. Endobronchial lesion may present with no symptoms. We report have a patient with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid associated with endobronchial metastases in the absence of other sites of tumor dissemination.

"/> Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common malignancy among females in Saudi Arabia and may present in an advanced stage and with dis-tant metastases, mostly to the lungs, comprising 32% of the recurrences. Airway invasion is a life-threatening complication of thyroid cancer. The differentiation between the clinical features of bronchial wall invasion versus those of an ob-structive endobronchial lesion deserves more at-tention. Endobronchial lesion may present with no symptoms. We report have a patient with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid associated with endobronchial metastases in the absence of other sites of tumor dissemination.

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Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid with Endobronchial Metastases

AUTHORS

KS Aljabri 1 , * , H Raef 2

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Prince Mansour Hospital, [email protected], Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2 Division of Endocrinology,Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

How to Cite: Aljabri K, Raef H. Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid with Endobronchial Metastases, Int J Endocrinol Metab. Online ahead of Print ; 5(1):41-43.

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International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: 5 (1); 41-43
Article Type: Case Report
Received: January 1, 2006
Accepted: December 2, 2006
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Abstract

Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common malignancy among females in Saudi Arabia and may present in an advanced stage and with dis-tant metastases, mostly to the lungs, comprising 32% of the recurrences. Airway invasion is a life-threatening complication of thyroid cancer. The differentiation between the clinical features of bronchial wall invasion versus those of an ob-structive endobronchial lesion deserves more at-tention. Endobronchial lesion may present with no symptoms. We report have a patient with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid associated with endobronchial metastases in the absence of other sites of tumor dissemination.

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