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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 431-433

A rare case of solitary subcutaneous scalp metastasis from follicular thyroid carcinoma revealed with positron emission tomography/computed tomography: A case report and review


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Endocrinology, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Sait Sager
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Cerrahpasa, Fatih, Istanbul
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.136681

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Differentiated thyroid cancer frequently metastasizes to regional cervical lymph nodes and in advanced cases metastases can be seen in the lungs and skeleton. Metastases to the skin or subcutaneous tissue are rare. Here we present a 49-year-old female patient with solitary scalp metastasis from follicular thyroid carcinoma FTC which was revealed with positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging. PET showed flourodeoxiglucose avid lesion in the left vertex scalp. Scalp lesion was removed totally and histopathological examination revealed well-differentiated thyroid cancer metastasis.

Abstract in Chinese

一例罕见的由PET-CT扫描发现的单发头皮转移的甲状腺滤泡状癌:病例报告和文献复习 摘要 分化型甲状腺癌经常转移到区域淋巴结转移,晚期病例可在肺和骨骼。皮肤和皮下转移瘤是罕见的。在这里,我们报告一位49岁的女性患者头皮转移单发甲状腺滤泡癌(FTC),通过PET-CT成像。PET显示在左顶头皮氟脱氧葡萄糖狂热的病变。头皮病变切除和病理组织学检查显示分化良好的甲状腺癌转移。 关键词:甲状腺滤泡性癌,正电子发射断层显像/计算机断层扫描,头皮转移



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