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A case of follicular carcinoma of thyroid with renal metastasis

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SK Kodisinghe ,

Oncosurgical Unit, Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle., LK
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SCR Perera

Oncosurgical Unit, Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle., LK
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Abstract

Thyroid carcinoma comprises 1% of all malignancies. It is the commonest malignant endocrine tumour1. Most thyroid carcinomas arise from the follicular epithelium and are differentiated carcinomas.

The two main groups are papillary (80%) and follicular (10-15%)2. Follicular carcinoma has a predilection for spreading via the bloodstream early, and metastasis is most commonly to the lung and bone1. So far only about 20 cases of differentiated thyroid carcinoma metastasising to the kidney have been reported. We report a rare case of follicular thyroid carcinoma metastasising to the kidney.  

DOI: 10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1181

Galle Medical Journal Vol.14(1) 2009 67-68

Keywords: renal metastasis 
How to Cite: Kodisinghe, S. & Perera, S., (2009). A case of follicular carcinoma of thyroid with renal metastasis. Galle Medical Journal. 14(1), pp.67–68. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1181
Published on 08 Oct 2009.
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