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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Comments: The discussion provides a brief account on literature. It suggests long-term follow-up of the patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) including the ultrasound of the thyroid and neck. This also highlights on the other ways of its diagnosis and treatment. Lastly, it concludes by stating the importance of early detection along with the long-term screening to minimize the complications of the disease.

 

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Comments: There are few issues found in the manuscript.

·       In Case Report, 4th sentence, “Beside multiple small spongiform and cystic focal lesions” must be “Besides multiple small spongiform and cystic focal lesions”.

·       In Discussion, 2nd paragraph, 5th sentence, “However, the differentiation between primary thyroid cancer and metastases based on US cannot be insured” must be “However, the differentiation between primary thyroid cancer and metastases based on US cannot be ensured”.

 

Further comments on the paper

Comments: The case report presents a patient with metastases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to thyroid gland after 22 years of nephrectomy of the left kidney. Further this report finds out that metastases of the renal cell carcinoma to the thyroid gland can be detected by routine multiparametric ultrasound.

 

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
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

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Fri 27, Nov 2020
Accepted: Sat 12, Dec 2020
Published: Tue 29, Dec 2020
Copyright
© 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