A Case of Solitary Metastatic Deposit in the Orbital Rim from Follicular Thyroid Cancer

Gyeong Hwa Jeon, Hyeon Seok Oh, In Ho Choi, Hyung Kwon Byeon
2021 Korean Society for Head and Neck Oncology  
Follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) is the second most common thyroid cancer, following papillary carcinoma. Metastasis to the orbital rim from FTC is very rare. We recently experienced a case of FTC with metastasis to the orbital rim in a 74-year-old woman, who initially presented with a huge thyroid mass and an asymptomatic solitary orbital rim lesion. The solitary orbital rim lesion was suspected to be a separate disease entity such as lymphoma from the preoperative imaging, but bone
more » ... s from FTC was finally confirmed after orbital rim resection and total thyroidectomy. During follow-up, the patient presented multiple bone metastasis, so the solitary orbital rim lesion was considered a clinical sign of systemic metastasis from FTC. Therefore, we present this unique case with a review of the literature.
doi:10.21593/kjhno/2021.37.2.105 fatcat:nrgoxah35zerzdk4225ye7yomi