We present a case of solitary lytic skull metastasis from a follicular thyroid carcinoma in a child. Salient clinical features, radiological findings, and histological distinctions of the metastatic skull tumor are described. Excision of the skull tumor followed by total thyroidectomy and 131I-radioablation therapy has resulted in good short-term outcome. This is the first published report of a metastatic skull lesion from a follicular thyroid carcinoma in a child. Such a malignant lesion can radiologically mimic a benign skull tumor and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a solitary lytic skull lesion with a sclerotic margin.
- Follicular thyroid carcinoma, child
- Lytic skull tumor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology