Metastases to the thyroid: a review of the literature from the last decade.

@article{Chung2012MetastasesTT,
  title={Metastases to the thyroid: a review of the literature from the last decade.},
  author={Alice Y Chung and Thuy B. Tran and Kevin T. Brumund and Robert A. Weisman and Michael Bouvet},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={258-68}
}
BACKGROUND Although clinically evident metastases of nonthyroid malignancies (NTMs) to the thyroid gland are uncommon, it is important to suspect them in patients who present with a new thyroid mass and a history, however far back, of prior malignancy. In fact, metastases from NTMs to the thyroid gland have been reported in 1.4%-3% of all patients who have surgery for suspected cancer in the thyroid gland. Here we review the literature over the last decade regarding this topic. SUMMARY Based… CONTINUE READING
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