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Esophageal Metastasis from Carcinoma Thyroid

Arvind Krishnamurthy, KT Siddappa, Shirley Sundersingh, Satish Srinivas

Citation Information : Krishnamurthy A, Siddappa K, Sundersingh S, Srinivas S. Esophageal Metastasis from Carcinoma Thyroid. Int J Head Neck Surg 2010; 1 (2):129-131.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1026

Published Online: 01-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


The incidence of hematogenous spread at the time of presentation of well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma is the range of 4 to 15%. Distant metastases in the most common cause of death from well-differentiated thyroid cancers. About 5% of papillary carcinoma and 25% of follicular carcinoma develop distant metastases. Distant metastases occur largely in the lungs and to a lesser extent in the bones, brain and soft tissues. We report and discuss the management of an elderly gentleman with papillary carcinoma thyroid metastatic to the esophagus on follow-up. Only one similar published report is described which was from a follicular carcinoma thyroid. Our case of a papillary carcinoma thyroid metastatic to the esophagus seems to be the first if its kind.

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