A Case of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma to Thyroid Gland

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  • Ko, Young-Bum (Department of Otolaryngology, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine) ;
  • Park, Gi Cheol (Department of Otolaryngology, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine)
  • 고영범 (성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성창원병원 이비인후과학교실) ;
  • 박기철 (성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성창원병원 이비인후과학교실)
  • Received : 2013.08.20
  • Accepted : 2013.09.17
  • Published : 2013.11.30


The distant metastasis is found out in about 25-57% of the patients with renal cell carcinoma at the time of diagnosis. But, the incidence of metastases to the head and neck region, especially to the thyroid gland, is rare. Most of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the thyroid gland are asymptomatic at presentation as patients with primary thyroid carcinoma. In the presence of clear cell tumor of the thyroid gland, the diagnostic considerations must include metastatic renal cell carcinoma. We report a case of thyroid metastasis from renal cell carcinoma at the time of diagnosis.


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