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Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma and Late Onset of Lung Distant Metastasis. A Case Report

Nuclear Medicine Department, “S. Camillo-Forlanini” General Hospital, 00151 Rome, Italy
. Pathology Department, “S. Giovanni-Addolorata” General Hospital, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Received: 9 December 2018 / Revised: 31 January 2019 / Accepted: 31 January 2019 / Published: 2 February 2019
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Background: Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC), which includes the papillary and follicular variants, is a common neoplasm. DTC has a very high cure rate and is treated surgically, usually followed by ablation of the post-surgical remnant with radioiodine. Case Presentation: The case of a 68-year-old male patient who underwent a minimally invasive complete thyroidectomy on July 4, 2007 for capsulated follicular carcinoma with margins of excision exempted from neoplastic infiltration (AJCC 2002 pT2 PNX PMX) is presented. Discussion: As the patient showed the presence of a pulmonary metastasis after 11 years, the potential implications of DTC follow-up management are here summarized. Conclusions: Follow up must be continued throughout life. View Full-Text
Keywords: differentiated thyroid carcinoma; metastasis; 131-Iodine; Thyroglobulin differentiated thyroid carcinoma; metastasis; 131-Iodine; Thyroglobulin

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Semprebene, A.; Mangano, A.M.; Ventroni, G.; Barone, R.; Piro, F.R.; Mango, L. Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma and Late Onset of Lung Distant Metastasis. A Case Report. Reports 2019, 2, 6.

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