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Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : ED19 - ED20

A Rare Presentation of Metastasis to the Thyroid Gland

Mekala Lakshminarayanan, Ann Kurian

1. Registrar, Department of Pathology, Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital, Teynampet, Chennai, India. 2. Senior Consultant, Department of Pathology, Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital, Teynampet, Chennai, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Mekala Lakshminarayanan,
G1,“Surabhishri”, 5/9, Thiru Vi Ka Third Street, Mylapore, Chennai-600004, India.
E-mail: drlmekala@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

The thyroid gland has a rich vascular supply. However, metastasis to the thyroid is exceedingly rare. The most common tumours that metastasize to the thyroid are breast and lung. The incidence of metastasis is on the rise due to better imaging techniques as well as procedures such as Fine Needle Aspitation Cytology (FNAC) and Immunohistochemistry (IHC). Secondaries from a prostate cancer are most commonly seen in bone, lung and liver. To our knowledge, metastasis from the prostate gland to the thyroid is exceedingly rare. Here, we report a case of metastatic prostatic adenocarcinoma to the thyroid gland two years after prostatectomy.

Keywords

Fine needle aspitation cytology, Immunohistochemistry, Prostatectomy, Secondaries

How to cite this article :

Mekala Lakshminarayanan, Ann Kurian. A RARE PRESENTATION OF METASTASIS TO THE THYROID GLAND. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 May 28 ]; 11:ED19-ED20. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=April&volume=11&issue=4&page=ED19-ED20&id=9709

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/24696.9709

Date of Submission: Oct 08, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Nov 07, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 28, 2016
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017


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