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, vol.44, no.5, pp.551-553, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4132/koreanjpathol.2010.44.5.551
  • Page Numbers: pp.551-553


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.