The authors report a case of follicular thyroid cancer in "hot nodule" with micronodular synchronous lung metastases. The treatment consisted in TT associated with radioiodine therapy at the dose of 170 mCi with remission of cancer after six months of follow-up. Follicular variant is a prognostic unfavorable factor such as synchronous or metachronous pulmonary metastases. In those patients prognostic unfavorable variants are also age over 40 years, a poor radiofixation capacity, and a lesion of diameter up 1 cm. A strictly instrumental follow-up is mandatory to obtain diagnosis in a subclinical stage. In such cases the radiometabolic therapy agree to a remission of cancer with high survival after many years. TT yet represents a "minimal" surgical treatment for an accurate radioisotopic diagnosis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Lung metastases from follicular thyroid cancer: a report of a clinical case and a review of the literature|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Giornale di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2000|
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