Thyroid Metastasis from Renal Cell Carcinoma Eight Years after Total Nephrectomy
- Corresponding Author:
- Bachir Elias
General Surgery Department - Bel-Air Hospital – Chr Metz-Thionville
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 24, 2016; Accepted Date: April 19, 2016; Published Date: April 26, 2016
Citation: Mettavant C, Saint-Eve P, Cuny P, Elias B (2016) Thyroid Metastasis from Renal Cell Carcinoma Eight Years after Total Nephrectomy. Thyroid Disorders Ther 5:203. doi:10.4172/2167-7948.1000203
Copyright: © 2016 Mettavant C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction: Metastases to the thyroid gland are rare in clinical practice. 12 to 34% of secondary thyroid tumors originate from renal carcinoma. We report a case of late thyroid metastasis, eight year after a nephrectomy for clear cell renal carcinoma.
Case: A 70-years-old Caucasian patient followed for a multi-nodular goiter with a history of renal carcinoma, underwent a thyroidectomy. A histological examination revealed clear cell renal carcinoma metastasis to the thyroid.
Conclusion: Metastases to the thyroid gland are usually asymptomatic. The diagnosis of secondary malignant thyroid tumor should be taken into account if there is history of neoplasia, renal in particular, even years after the surgery of the primary tumor.