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Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology 2007;23(1):41-45.
Published online May 30, 2007.
Solitary Skull Metastasis as the Initial Sign of Follicular Thyroid Cancer - A Case Report -
Su-Yun Choi;jin Woo Cha;Sun Chun Song;Euy Yong Soh;Hea Kim Jang
갑상선 여포암의 초기 증상으로서의 단발성 두개골 전이 1예
A 60 years old female patient presented with 8x6 cm sized painless oval mass in the left parietal region. She had left lobectomy of thyroid gland 10 years ago. Cranial CT, MRI, FGD PET-CT showed a solid mass which invaded left parietal bone. After embolization, craniectomy with tumor excision was performed. Histological examination revealed metastatic follicular cancer originated thyroid gland, with vascular and dura invasion. Postoperatively, neck CT showed right thyroid multiple nodules and right level III multiple lymph node enlargement. Thyroid function test was normal, but level of thyroglobulin was high (72ng/ml). So she had right lobectomy of thyroid gland with lymph node dissection under a diagnosis of follicular carcinoma. But histological examination revealed adenomatous hyperplasia and not lymph node metastasis. After operation, she received radioiodine therapy of 150mCi and then the level of thyroglobulin normalized (8.4ng/ml). The patient is under follow-up since she had operation 4 months ago.
Key Words: Thyroid follicular carcinoma, Parietal bone metastasis


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