A Case Report of Thyroid Gland Metastasis in Small Cell Lung Cancer

Shiqiang Yang


Thyroid metastasis of small cell lung cancer is rare in clinic, and few cases have been reported so far. We reported one case of 61-year-old Chinese male patient who presented with a progressive enlargement of mass in the right thyroid gland for 1 month. It was confirmed later to be originating from a small cell lung cancer. Then the patient was given chemoradiotherapy, but still died 6 months later. Although thyroid gland metastasis in lung cancer is rare in clinic, it should not be misdiagnosed. The treatment of thyroid metastasis of small cell lung cancer is mainly chemoradiotherapy; long-term survival of thyroid metastasis remained worse.

J Med Cases. 2018;9(4):122-124
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3031w


Thyroid gland metastasis; Small cell lung cancer; Neoplasm metastasis

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