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
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BARRETT O, STENBERG ES. 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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