Thyroid Cancer 101: Large Mass in the Adrenal Gland is Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer 101: Large Mass in the Adrenal Gland is Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer 101: Large Mass in the Adrenal Gland is Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cancer 101: Large Mass in the Adrenal Gland is isolated Metastatic Thyroid Cancer

BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-221296

  1. Geethalakshmi Sampathkumar1,      et al 
     

1. Abdominal pain and loss of appetite in 72 Y/O female.

Drawing of the location of the adrenal glands superior to kidneys.

Thyroid cancer has rarely been the cause of large metastatic disease to the adrenals.

adrenal-gland-tumor

Usual causes include lung and liver but rarely thyroid cancer except with terminal spread.

Image result for metastatic spread to adrenal gland

2. Prior lobectomy 18 years before for a benign nodule.

3.CT= 11×9 cm mass in the adrenal. Non-functioning.

4. Adrenalectomy,  revealed metastatic well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma.

5. Post surgery Ultrasound =  thyroid suspicious small nodule.

6. Completion thyroidectomy = follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma.

7. She was treated with high-dose radioiodine ablation therapy and has remained disease-free on follow-up for more than a year.

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