Lytic skull metastasis from a follicular thyroid carcinoma in a child

Stanley H. Kim, Edward Kosnik, Christopher Madden, Stacy Morran, Jerome Rusin, Timothy Gordon, Daniel Boue

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 5 1998

Keywords

  • Follicular thyroid carcinoma, child
  • Lytic skull tumor
  • Metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Kim, S. H., Kosnik, E., Madden, C., Morran, S., Rusin, J., Gordon, T., & Boue, D. (1998). Lytic skull metastasis from a follicular thyroid carcinoma in a child. Pediatric Neurosurgery, 28(2), 84-88. https://doi.org/10.1159/000028626