Thyroid Cancer

Epidemiology

  • Common etiology of lung mets
  • Sex: men have higher incidence of pulmonary mets than women

Physiology

  • Hematogenous dissemination to lungs

Diagnosis

CXR/Chest CT Patterns:
1) 3 mm-6 cm Round, Sharply-Defined Nodules: with lower-lobe predilection
-Usually absent hilar/mediastinal nodes
2) Miliary Pattern (mimics milary TB): seen with Papillary thyroid mets

I-131 Scan: may demonstrate mets


Treatment

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References

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