Unusual presentation of metastatic thyroid cancer without a primary: role of diagnostic imaging in a daily clinical setting
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Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common mali gnancy of the thyroid gland. In 21-90% of the patients occult lymph node metastases may occur. The case reported here describes a woman who underwent a total thyroidectomy for multinodular goiter and who presented an enlarged lymph node on the left side of the neck, which showed a metastasis from PTC. The patient underwent imaging investigation with CT and FNAB. The pathological examination diagnosed a papillary thyroid cancer metastases. The pT underwent a I131 total body scan, negative for secondary localization.
KEY WORDS: Thyroid cancer metastasis - I131 total body scan.