Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Ali Solmaz1, Ali Muhammedoğlu2, Serdar Altınay2, Candaş Erçetin1, Erkan Yavuz1, Osman Bilgin Gülçiçek1, Şenay Yalçın2, Yeşim Erbil3

1Clinic of General Surgery, Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Clinic of Pathology, Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Renal cell carcinoma, metastasis, thyroidectomy


Metastatic neoplasms of the thyroid are uncommon when compared to primary tumors of the gland. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a highly aggressive tumor of the urinary system. It can spread all over the body. Isolated solitary metastases of RCC to the thyroid are very rarely observed. A 64-year-old woman with a history of left radical nephrectomy for RCC, was referred to our clinic with palpable thyroid nodule. Ultrasound confirmed the nodule on the left lobe. Histopathological examination of the thyroidectomy specimen revealed that there were two solitary metastasis of RCC. No other distant metastasis were detected. Metastatic tumors of the thyroid gland are very rare. When patients with thyroid nodule are referred to our clinic with the history of other malignancies, we must consider metastasis. Thyroidectomy is recommended in the case of isolated thyroid metastasis of RCC.

Cite this paper as: Solmaz A, Muhammedoğlu A, Altınay S, Erçetin C, Yavuz E, Gülçiçek OB, Yalçın Ş, Erbil Y. Isolated thyroid metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. Turk J Surg 2017; 33(2): 110-112

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - A.S., S.A.; Design - A.S., O.B.G., S.A.; Supervision - Y.E.; Funding - C.E., A.S.; Materials - A.M., S.A., Ş.Y.; Data Collection and/or Processing - E.Y., A.S.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - A.S., O.B.G., C.E.; Literature Review - E.Y., A.S.; Writer - A.S.; Critical Review - Y.E.; Other - A.S., O.B.G., S.A.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.