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Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society 2013;17(3):143-146.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4235/jkgs.2013.17.3.143    Published online September 30, 2013.
A Case of Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma With Pulmonary Tumor Embolism
Jung Gyu Lee, Dong Shin Kwak, Jae Ha Kim, Yoo Mi Yeo, Sang Heon Kim, Jang Won Sohn, Ho Joo Yoon, Dong Ho Shin, Sung Soo Park, Hyun Jung Kwak
Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. whitedawne@hanmail.net
갑상선 유두암 환자에서 발생한 종양색전증 1례
이정규, 곽동신, 김재하, 여유미, 김상헌, 손장원, 윤호주, 신동호, 박성수, 곽현정
한양대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
The tumor embolism is defined as tumor cells within the vascular system such as pulmonary artery that is not contiguous with the other metastatic foci. The incidence of tumor embolism varies widely ranging from 3% to 26% among several studies; whereas lung cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, pancreas cancer are associated with high risks for tumor embolism. However thyroid cancer is rarely associated with tumor embolism. Among the rare cases, tumor embolism was reported as being mostly of follicular carcinoma or undifferentiated carcinoma, but few of papillary carcinoma. We report an unusual presentation that pulmonary tumor embolism from thyroid papillary carcinoma was diagnosed with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (CT) and chest CT.
Key Words: Pulmonary tumor embolism, Thyroid papillary carcinoma, Positron emission tomography/computed tomography
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