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A rare renal cell cancer clinical presentation late thyroid metastasis

PUBLISHED April 23, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2304p5745766)

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Murat KARTAL1 , Muhammet YILDIRIM1 , Metin YILDIZ1 , Enes AĞIRMAN1 , Onur CEYLAN2 , Tolga KALAYCI3 , Erdem KARADENİZ1 , Müfide Nuran AKÇAY1
  1. Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine Department of General Surgery, Erzurum, Turkey
  2. Atatürk University Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Pathology, Erzurum, Turkey
  3. Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University Faculty of Medicine Department of General Surgery, Ağrı, Turkey

Conference / event

11th National Endocrine Surgery Congress, March 2023 (Antalya, Turkey)

Poster summary

A 52-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic complaining of long-standing neck swelling, dyspnea, and dysphagia. It was learned that a right nephrectomy was performed for RCC 9 years ago. A thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) was performed 7 years ago, and the result was compatible with follicular neoplasia. Although thyroid surgery was recommended, the patient reported not accepting surgery. It was observed that there was no finding in favor of RCC recurrence in the annual routine controls of the patient. On examination, the patient had bilaterally palpable hard nodules and was compatible with laboratory euthyroidism. FNAB pathology result of the patient was compatible with benign cytology. A total thyroidectomy with central neck dissection was performed. In the pathological examination, it was found to be compatible with RCC thyroid metastasis containing two metastatic lymph nodes.


Thyroid, Renal cell cancer, Metastasis, Fine needle aspiration biopsy, Computed tomography

Research areas



  1. Cairns P. Renal cell carcinoma. Cancer Biomark. 2010;9(1-6):461-73. doi: 10.3233/CBM-2011-0176. PMID: 22112490; PMCID: PMC3308682.
  2. Habibullah AH, Abdelmonim SK, Aldajani A, Rajab M, Alessa M, Alkaf H. Rare presentation of metastatic renal cell carcinoma to thyroid gland: A case report. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2020 Jun 20;56:194-196. doi: 10.1016/j.amsu.2020.06.021. PMID: 32642062; PMCID: PMC7334792.


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The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Copyright © 2023 KARTAL et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
KARTAL, M., YILDIRIM, M., YILDIZ, M., AĞIRMAN, E., CEYLAN, O., KALAYCI, T., KARADENİZ, E., AKÇAY, M. A rare renal cell cancer clinical presentation late thyroid metastasis [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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