Metastasis of papillary thyroid cancer to the larynx and pharynx: Unusual case report

Arsheed H. Hakeem, Sultan A. Pradhan, Sanica Bhele, Jagadish Tubachi

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Papillary thyroid cancer favors lymphatic spread both within the thyroid gland and to the cervical lymph nodes. Hematogenous spread rarely occurs in the lung, bones and brain. We report a case where metastatic nodules from papillary thyroid cancer were seen in the right aryepiglottic fold (supraglottis) and lateral wall of hypopharynx, an extremely rare event.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2585-2587
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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