Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Home Print this page Email this page
Users Online: 754

Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-31

Metastatic follicular carcinoma of the thyroid with tumor thrombus extending on to the superior vena cava

1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (Women's Indian Association), Adyar, Chennai, India
2 Department of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Institute (Women's Indian Association), Adyar, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Arvind Krishnamurthy
Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), 36, Sardar Patel Rd, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.124193

Rights and Permissions

Microscopic vascular invasion is well-recognized phenomenon in thyroid cancer especially in the follicular and poorly differentiated histological variants; however, massive tumor invasion of the great veins is very rare. Management of these patients is technically challenging and is further complicated due to lack of evidence-based guidelines. Complete resection whenever possible is recommended by most authors as was successfully done in our patient. With the best available evidence, a multimodality therapeutic approach comprising surgery, radioiodine, and external beam radiotherapy may give the best result for patients in whom thyroid cancer is occluding the great veins. We share our experience of thyroid cancer patient with a massive tumor thrombus involving the great veins of the neck and medistinum.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded304    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal