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Chondrosarcoma metastasis in the thyroid gland: a case report.
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PMID:  24886665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Chondrosarcoma metastases in the thyroid gland are exceptional. To the best of our knowledge, only two cases have been previously reported in the literature. Here we report the third case.
CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 51-year-old Arab woman who presented in 2011 with a diaphyseal chondrosarcoma of her right tibia treated by surgery. In the last quarter of 2013, she presented a hard mass in her thyroid gland with dyspnea and a right laryngeal paresis. She underwent a debulking surgery with tracheostomy in order to prevent difficulty in respiration. The final pathology revealed the diagnosis of a chondrosarcoma metastasis within her thyroid gland. She died several days later.
CONCLUSIONS: Even if primary and metastatic chondrosarcomas of the thyroid gland are exceptional, they should be considered in the differential diagnosis of thyroid gland masses. The prognosis is poor but surgery may help preserve quality of life.
Youssef Darouassi; Mohamed Mliha Touati; Mehdi Chihani; Karim Nadour; Mostapha Boussouga; Haddou Ammar; Brahim Bouaity
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical case reports     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1752-1947     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Case Rep     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-6-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101293382     Medline TA:  J Med Case Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  157     Citation Subset:  -    
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