A Rare Presentation of Metastasis to the Thyroid GlandCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Mekala Lakshminarayanan,
G1,“Surabhishri”, 5/9, Thiru Vi Ka Third Street, Mylapore, Chennai-600004, India.
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.
Fine needle aspitation cytology, Immunohistochemistry, Prostatectomy, Secondaries
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 27 ]; 11:ED19-ED20. Available from
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
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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