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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 652

A case report of breast and liver metastases of thyroid follicular carcinoma


1 Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, A Pathology Laboratory, Suat Seren Pulmonary Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
3 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Suat Seren Pulmonary Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
4 Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ozgur Tanriverdi
Mugla University Education and Research Hospital, Department of Oncology, 48000 Mugla
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.138003

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Papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas (FTCs) have a slowly biological behavior. Most distant metastasis sites are lung and bones. Breast and liver metastasis from differentiated thyroid carcinomas is uncommon. To the best of our knowledge, in English literature follicular thyroid cancer that is metastasis to breast was only in two female cases and to liver was in five patients. Herein, we present a case in whose 68-year-old woman who had a history FTC metastasis to vertebrae and synchronously developed breast and liver metastases within 1 year after first diagnosis.


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