RECURRENT RENAL CARCINOMA MIMICKING A GOITRE: A CASE REPORT
- Autori: Palumbo,VD; Damiano,G; Bellavia,M;Tomasello,G; Spinelli,G; Ficarela,S; Bruno,A; Cupido,F; Martorana,A; Buscemi,G; Abruzzo,A; Lo Monte,AI
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2013
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/84337
Although the thyroid is a high vascularised gland, it is not common terget of metastases from extraglandular cancer. We reported a case of a 70 year-old woman who underwnt total thyroidectomy for multinodular goitre. In the patient's clinical hystory a nephrectomy was carried out 2 years before due to unspecified causes. The histopathological examination of the thyiroid showed a pattern compatible with clear cell renal carcinoma metastasis. The patient's relatives revealed, when questioned again, that the nephrectomy was due to the presence of a clear renal cell carcinoma keep concealed to the patients. Thanks to a timely intervention, the mass was removed and a better survival was guaranted to the patient.