Colonic adenocarcinoma metastatic to the thyroid gland: A case report with immunohistochemical investigation

Chul Hwan Kim, Young Wook Park, Alberto G. Ayala, Jae Y. Ro

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    Abstract

    Clinically evident metastases of carcinomas to the thyroid gland are rare, particularly from a colorectal primary tumor. We present a case of colonic adenocarcinoma metastatic to the thyroid gland with histopathologic and immunohistochemical findings. A 68-year-old woman with a history of Dukes' stage B colon carcinoma presented a mass in the thyroid gland. The tumor was confirmed to be metastatic adenocarcinoma from the colon. The immunohistochemical findings demonstrated positive staining for cytokeratin 20, low-molecular-weight cytokeratin, villin and carcinoembryonic antigen, but stains were negative for cytokeratin 7 and thyroglobulin.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)455-459
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Korean medical science
    Volume14
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug

    Keywords

    • Adenocarcinoma
    • Immunohistochemistry
    • Neoplasm metastasis
    • Thyroid gland

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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