Although the thyroid is a high vascularised gland, it is not common terget of metastases from extraglandular cancer. We reported a case of a 70 year-old woman who underwnt total thyroidectomy for multinodular goitre. In the patient's clinical hystory a nephrectomy was carried out 2 years before due to unspecified causes. The histopathological examination of the thyiroid showed a pattern compatible with clear cell renal carcinoma metastasis. The patient's relatives revealed, when questioned again, that the nephrectomy was due to the presence of a clear renal cell carcinoma keep concealed to the patients. Thanks to a timely intervention, the mass was removed and a better survival was guaranted to the patient.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Oncology
Publication statusPublished - 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology

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