Fan-Ting Liao1 , Guang-Uei Hung2 , Ming-Ho Wu3 and Shih-Ming Huang4*
1Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan 2Department of Nuclear medicine, Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Taiwan 3Department of Surgery, Tainan Municipal Hospital, Taiwan 4Asian International Thyroid Center, Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, TaiwanFulltext PDF
Secondary sternal lesions are extremely uncommon, especially thyroid cancer. Our case is a 31 years old male patient undergoing thyroidectomy thrice and radioiodine treatment thrice. A suprasternal mass was found; the uptake of upper manubrium is strong at radioiodine treatment but borderline low at positron emission tomography. The lesion was proved to be a solitary metastasis from thyroid papillary carcinoma. According to recent literature, metastasectomy isn?t only a curative or palliative procedure but maximizes the effect of subsequent radioiodine treatment.
Liao F-T, Hung G-U, Wu M-H, Huang S-M. Solitary Sternal Metastasis - A Uncommon Presentation of Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3076..