A Case of Minimal Thyroid Carcinoma Diagnosed by a Solitary Pulmonary Metastasis

Hiroshi Kawai, Ryoma Sugimoto, Norichika Iga, Hirokuni Ikeda, Ryosuke Yoshida, Naohisa Waki, Masahiro Ishizaki, Hideyuki Nishi, Kazuki Yamashita

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We report a case of minimal thyroid carcinoma diagnosed by a solitary pulmonary metastasis. A 70's man visited a medical practitioner because of chest discomfort, and there was an abnormality on the chest X-ray. Chest computed tomography(CT) showed a nodule in the right middle lobe of the lung. Positron emission tomography with 18-fluorodeoxyglucose(FDG)-PET revealed increased FDG uptake in that tumor, but did not reveal any other lesion. The tumor was clinically suspected to be a carcinoid tumor, primary lung cancer, metastatic lung cancer, or a benign tumor. Right middle lobe lobectomy was performed, and the tumor was diagnosed as a metastasis from a thyroid papillary carcinoma by pathological diagnosis during surgery. After surgery, we found a tumor in the left lobe of the thyroid by CT and US. Because the patient did not desire 131I therapy, he underwent a left hemithyroidectomy and neck dissection. There was a papillary carcinoma 1.0 cm in the thyroid gland and there were 3 cervical lymph node metastases. There has been no recurrence for 11 years after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2127-2129
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume43
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Thyroid Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Thorax
Neoplasms
Thyroid Gland
Tomography
Neck Dissection
Papillary Carcinoma
Carcinoid Tumor
Positron-Emission Tomography
Lymph Nodes
X-Rays
Recurrence
Therapeutics

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  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Kawai, H., Sugimoto, R., Iga, N., Ikeda, H., Yoshida, R., Waki, N., ... Yamashita, K. (2016). A Case of Minimal Thyroid Carcinoma Diagnosed by a Solitary Pulmonary Metastasis. Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, 43(12), 2127-2129.

A Case of Minimal Thyroid Carcinoma Diagnosed by a Solitary Pulmonary Metastasis. / Kawai, Hiroshi; Sugimoto, Ryoma; Iga, Norichika; Ikeda, Hirokuni; Yoshida, Ryosuke; Waki, Naohisa; Ishizaki, Masahiro; Nishi, Hideyuki; Yamashita, Kazuki.

In: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, Vol. 43, No. 12, 01.11.2016, p. 2127-2129.

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Kawai, H, Sugimoto, R, Iga, N, Ikeda, H, Yoshida, R, Waki, N, Ishizaki, M, Nishi, H & Yamashita, K 2016, 'A Case of Minimal Thyroid Carcinoma Diagnosed by a Solitary Pulmonary Metastasis', Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, vol. 43, no. 12, pp. 2127-2129.
Kawai, Hiroshi ; Sugimoto, Ryoma ; Iga, Norichika ; Ikeda, Hirokuni ; Yoshida, Ryosuke ; Waki, Naohisa ; Ishizaki, Masahiro ; Nishi, Hideyuki ; Yamashita, Kazuki. / A Case of Minimal Thyroid Carcinoma Diagnosed by a Solitary Pulmonary Metastasis. In: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 2016 ; Vol. 43, No. 12. pp. 2127-2129.
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