Rectal Carcinoma Metastasis to the Thyroid Gland - the Role of Radiotherapy: A Case Report

Danijela Scepanovic, Mojmir Masar, Andrea Masarykova, Pavol Bires, Marek Paluga, Margita Pobijakova

Abstract


Introduction: To date,  a very rare occurrence of thyroid metastases from rectal cancer is described  in the literature. Although there are no treatment standards for this condition, surgery still has a major role in the treatment of these patients. However, radiotherapy has a controversial role and its significance is rather palliative.

Case Presentation: We presented a male patient with metastatic rectal carcinoma to the thyroid gland who has been treated with surgery and palliative radiotherapy in our institution.

Conclusion: Although thyroid metastases from rectal cancer are rare, we recommend to think on their potential occurrence what could enable early diagnosis and more successful treatment.


Keywords


thyroid metastases, rectal carcinoma, radiotherapy

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