Isolated thyroid metastasis from renal cell carcinoma

Solmaz A., Muhammedoglu A., Altinay S., Ercetin C., Yavuz E., Gulcicek O. B., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.33, no.2, pp.110-112, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ucd.2015.2962
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.110-112
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Metastatic neoplasms of the thyroid are uncommon when compared to primary tumors of the gland. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a highly aggressive tumor of the urinary system. It can spread all over the body. Isolated solitary metastases of RCC to the thyroid are very rarely observed. A 64-year-old woman with a history of left radical nephrectomy for RCC, was referred to our clinic with palpable thyroid nodule. Ultrasound confirmed the nodule on the left lobe. Histopathological examination of the thyroidectomy specimen revealed that there were two solitary metastasis of RCC. No other distant metastasis were detected. Metastatic tumors of the thyroid gland are very rare. When patients with thyroid nodule are referred to our clinic with the history of other malignancies, we must consider metastasis. Thyroidectomy is recommended in the case of isolated thyroid metastasis of RCC.