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Endobronchial metastasis of follicular thyroid carcinoma presenting as hemoptysis: a case report

In Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Contributor(s): Mahajan SV | Verma SK | kushwaharas_kgmu@rediffmail.com | Kushwaha RAS.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 4 Issues 1.Publisher: 2008Description: 42-43.Subject(s): hemoptysis | Follicular thyroid carcinoma | DDC classification: In: Journal of Cancer Research and TherapeuticsSummary: Endobronchial metastasis secondary to follicular thyroid carcinoma is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of follicular thyroid cancer in 58-year-old male who presented with hemoptysis. Computed tomography of the chest revealed multiple lung metastases. Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed a fragile polypoid mass 5 cm distal to the vocal cords; biopsy taken from this mass revealed follicular thyroid carcinoma.
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Endobronchial metastasis secondary to follicular thyroid carcinoma is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of follicular thyroid cancer in 58-year-old male who presented with hemoptysis. Computed tomography of the chest revealed multiple lung metastases. Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed a fragile polypoid mass 5 cm distal to the vocal cords; biopsy taken from this mass revealed follicular thyroid carcinoma.

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