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
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Neoplasm metastasis
  • Thyroid gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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