Metastases from Rectum and Thyroid Cancers in Same Cervical Lymph Node - A Case Report

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YILDIZ B., REIS A., Fidan E. , ÖZDEMİR F. , Kavgaci H. , AYDIN F.

KOREAN JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, cilt.44, ss.551-553, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


An excisional biopsy targeting a cervical lymph node was performed on a 49-year-old female patient with metastatic rectal cancer. The biopsy revealed rectal and papillary thyroid cancer metastasis in the same lymph node. A thin-needle thyroid aspiration biopsy was performed, and the result was papillary thyroid carcinoma. The patient, who received chemotherapy for the metastatic rectal cancer, died due to disease progression about 5 months after a secondary primary tumor was detected. Metastasis of multiple malignancies in the same lymph node is extremely rare. A metastases of rectal and thyroid cancers to the same lymph node has not been reported until now. Our patient is the first case in the literature.