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Management of thyroid nodules as secondary involvement of renal cell carcinoma: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19331189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Literature reports intra-thyroid involvement of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as a very rare and late event after kidney cancer diagnosis. Nevertheless, it must be investigated and differentiated from primary thyroid nodules. This is important in order to give the patient the best and earliest treatment. In fact the presence of thyroid metastasis of RCC is often the expression of a systemic disease and therefore the patient should have a complete total body examination in order to rule out any other organ involvement. In the case of a solitary metastasis, the therapeutic approach is thyroidectomy giving the patient a survival benefit. Here, a case report of a solitary RCC thyroid metastatic nodule associated with an omolateral internal jugular neoplastic thrombosis is presented together with a review of the literature on this matter.
Roberta De Stefano; Raffaele Carluccio; Enrico Zanni; Debora Marchiori; Giacomo Cicchetti; Alessandro Bertaccini; Luigi Sensi; Luciano Pedrini; Giuseppe Martorana; Enrico Marlia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anticancer research     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0250-7005     ISO Abbreviation:  Anticancer Res.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-31     Completed Date:  2009-04-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102988     Medline TA:  Anticancer Res     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
General Surgery Unit - "G. Dossetti" Hospital, 40053 Bazzano, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Renal Cell / pathology*
Kidney Neoplasms / pathology*
Thyroid Neoplasms / secondary*,  surgery*
Thyroid Nodule / pathology*,  surgery*

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