Osteolytic Lesion in the skullcap – Revealing Metastasis of a Thyroid Carcinoma

Authors

  • Vanessa Tavares Serviço de Anatomia Patológica, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
  • C Trancas Serviço de Anatomia Patológica, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
  • M Campo Serviço de Anatomia Patológica, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
  • S Santos Serviço de Anatomia Patológica, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26537/citotech.vi6.3782

Keywords:

Follicular carcinoma, Skullcap metastasis, Revealing metastasis

Abstract

Metastasis of thyroid carcinoma comprise a low percentage of the total observed in the skullcap. We present a case of a 72-year-old female patient with an osteolytic lesion on the right frontal skullcap, subjected to a fine needle aspiration, whose diagnosis suggested thyroid tissue. On the thyroid ultrasound, a detected nodule was punctured, as well as the osteolytic lesion, whose cellular characteristics were similar, classifying the lesion as a follicular tumor. The patient underwent a total thyroidectomy, and her histological diagnosis was Follicular Carcinoma.

Published

2020-12:-21

How to Cite

Tavares, V., Trancas, C., Campo, M., & Santos, S. (2020). Osteolytic Lesion in the skullcap – Revealing Metastasis of a Thyroid Carcinoma. Citotech Online - Case Review, (6), 5–10. https://doi.org/10.26537/citotech.vi6.3782