Giant sacral metastasis of Hurthle cell thyroid carcinoma: Case report and review of the literature

Ankit I. Mehta, Isaac O. Karikari, Thomas J. Cummings, Carlos A. Bagley

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Abstract

Overview Management of spinal sacral masses requires a discrete algorithm for both diagnosis and treatment. Here we use a case report to illustrate the importance of biopsy in the management of a sacral mass. In this case, a woman who had been offered an en bloc resection of a sacral mass resembling a chordoma presented to our tertiary care center for a second opinion. A CT guided needle biopsy demonstrated a Hurthle cell thyroid metastatic mass. An interlesional resection of the mass with preservation of bowel and bladder function was performed avoiding a more extensive sacrectomy. The importance of providing a discrete diagnostic algorithm in the workup of sacral tumors is emphasized with this case report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-289
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Surgical Radiology
Volume2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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