Surprisingly Late Metastasis of Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Thyroid Gland Detected by Routine Multiparametric Ultrasound

Surprisingly Late Metastasis of Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Thyroid Gland Detected by Routine Multiparametric Ultrasound

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Agata Katarzyna Dukaczewska
Department of Surgery, Campus Charité Mitte, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany

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The differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules in patients treated for renal cell carcinoma in the past can be challenging unless they present sonographic features of malignancy. The possibility of metastases to the thyroid gland, even many years after the primary occurrence of the renal tumor, should always be considered. Here, we present the case of a patient diagnosed with metastases of a renal cell carcinoma to the thyroid 22 years after nephrectomy of the left kidney and uneventful follow-up.

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Case Report
Publication history
Received: Fri 27, Nov 2020
Accepted: Sat 12, Dec 2020
Published: Tue 29, Dec 2020
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© 2021 Agata Katarzyna Dukaczewska. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2020.12.19