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|Title:||Renal cell metastasis to the thyroid gland: An emerging phenomenon.|
|Authors:||Connolly, Catherine E|
|Affiliation:||General Surgery, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, 0810, Australia. Electronic address: email@example.com..|
|Citation:||International journal of surgery case reports 2018; 45: 104-106|
|Abstract:||Suspected thyroid malignancies are usually assumed to be primary in origin. Rarely, in 1-3% of cases, the tumour arises from a secondary source such as a melanoma or breast carcinoma. There is a growing body of research concerning metastatic spread of renal cell carcinoma to the thyroid gland. This case report describes the presentation and diagnostic work-up of an 84yr male presenting with a goitre and hoarse voice. Histopathological examination of the excised 95 × 65 × 55 mm tissue mass revealed metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma. This disease pattern has become increasingly apparent in recent literature. A literature review of 150 documented cases worldwide showed that the mean interval for this spread to occur is 9 years. There is a need for further investigation into the underlying pathophysiology of this phenomenon and increased awareness from clinicians of its existence.|
|Subjects:||Renal cell carcinoma|
|Appears in Collections:||NT Health digital library|
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