Thyroid folicular carcinoma with mediastinal cervical metastasis and papillary pattern presence: A rare phenomenon

Rolando JC, Gómez PM
2017 Medical Devices and Diagnostic Engineering  
A 43-year-old male patient, admitted to the emergency room because of cough with hemoptysis, myalgias, arthralgia, respiratory distress and pneumonia, 3 months before admission, presented with cervical tumor. At the clinical examination, the thyroid region presents a diffuse increase in the right lobe of the thyroid. The nodule of hard consistency is palpated, with involvement of the upper mediastinum causing extrinsic compression of the trachea. Abstract Follicular thyroid carcinoma is the
more » ... arcinoma is the second common type of thyroid cancer, and comprises approximately 10-20% of thyroid carcinomas. It can be classified into two categories: minimally invasive thyroid follicular carcinoma and widely invasive. The first one is a grossly encapsulated solitary tumor with limited capsular invasion and / or vascular invasion, whereas the second one is characterized by generalized infiltration of adjacent thyroid tissue and / or blood vessels. This paper show a case of a 43-year-old patient with follicular thyroid carcinoma with combined papillary pattern with mediastinal cervical metastasis. Figure 1. Infiltration of mediastinum with mass effect. Rolando JC (2017) Thyroid folicular carcinoma with mediastinal cervical metastasis and papillary pattern presence: A rare phenomenon Volume 2(2): 91-93
doi:10.15761/mdde.1000122 fatcat:sjlw4zgx6nehrgoj6jvmrrrdzu