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VINCENZO DAVIDE PALUMBO

RECURRENT RENAL CARCINOMA MIMICKING A GOITRE: A CASE REPORT

  • Autori: Palumbo, V.; Damiano, G.; Bellavia, M.; Tomasello, G.; Spinelli, G.; Ficarela, S.; Bruno, A.; Cupido, F.; Martorana, A.; Buscemi, G.; Abruzzo, A.; LO MONTE, A.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2013
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/84337

Abstract

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.