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Infratemporal fossa metastasis of papillary thyroid cancer.
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PMID:  22495817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) occasionally metastasizes to lung and bone, but rarely to skeletal muscles. In this study, we present an unusual case of metastasis of PTC to the infratemporal fossa of a previously treated patient with PTC. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 74-year-old man with a diagnosis of PTC underwent subtotal thyroidectomy and neck dissection on the left side. Metastasis to the infratemporal fossa developed 13 years after the initial treatment. The patient underwent extirpation of the tumor via the infratemporal fossa approach with semicoronal skin incision. Right neck dissection and resection of residual thyroid tissue were also performed simultaneously. The patient underwent 131-Iodine therapy and has been followed up for 12 months with no evidence of disease. CONCLUSIONS: The possibility of metastasis of PTC should be included as a differential diagnosis if an unusual mass manifests in any location in patients with PTC. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2012.
Naruhiko Morita; Koichi Morimoto; Koichiro Yonezawa; Naoki Otsuki; Ken-Ichi Nibu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Japan.
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