O'NEILL BARRETT JR.; EDWIN S. STENBERG
Pulmonary metastases from thyroid carcinomas are usually detectable on routine chest roentgenograms. In the unusual situation reported here, the chest X ray was completely normal despite widespread pulmonary involvement demonstrated by the I131 chest scintiscan.
The patient, a 40-year-old white male, was well until October, 1959. On routine physical examination
a 1-cm nodule was found in the right lobe of the thyroid. In March, 1960, he underwent surgical removal of the right lobe and isthmus, and a diagnosis of follicular carcinoma with papillary features was made. In June, 1960, multiple anterior cervical lymph nodes on the right were
O'NEILL BARRETT, EDWIN S. STENBERG. Pulmonary Metastases from Thyroid Carcinoma: An Unusual Case. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:767–770. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-4-767
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(4):767-770.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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