Thyroid metastasis of malignant melanoma


Bozbora A., Barbaros U., Kaya H., Erbil Y. , Kapran Y., Ozbey N., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY-CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS, vol.28, no.6, pp.642-643, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.coc.0000159560.52040.18
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY-CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.642-643

Abstract

Clinically significant metastases to the thyroid gland are very rare; however, they can present as the initial malignancy. The authors report a 53-year-old man who underwent surgery for malignant melanoma 5 years earlier, and recently presented with a thyroid nodule that turned out to be a metastasis of the primary malignancy. Fine-needle aspiration showed malignant cells, but was unable to indicate that their origin was malignant melanoma. Total thyroidectomy was the therapy chosen for the patient.