Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression as Initial Presentation of Occult Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma

@inproceedings{Hsiao2008MetastaticSC,
  title={Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression as Initial Presentation of Occult Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma},
  author={Fone-Ching Hsiao and Chien-Liang Chen and T. Lin and Yi-Jen Hung and Ming-fang Cheng and Chih-Tsueng He and Ling-Yi Wu and Kuang-Chung Shih and Chang-Hsun Hsieh},
  year={2008}
}
Spinal cord compression is a rare complication of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC), which may present late in the course of the disease. Spinal cord compression as the initial presentation of DTC is an extremely rare condition. We present a case of follicular thyroid carcinoma in a patient who presented for an evaluation of spinal cord compression. A thorough search of the literature revealed only 15 similar cases. We summarize the clinical characteristics, therapeutic regimens, outcomes… CONTINUE READING