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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2010;44(5): 551-553.
doi: https://doi.org/10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2010.44.5.551
Metastases from Rectum and Thyroid Cancers in Same Cervical Lymph Node: A Case Report.
Bulent Yildiz, Abdulkadir Reis, Evren Fidan, Feyyaz Ozdemir, Halil Kavgaci, Fazil Aydin
1Department of Medical Oncology, Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey. drbulentyildiz@hotmail.com
2Department of Pathology, Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey.
ABSTRACT
An excisional biopsy targeting a cervical lymph node was performed on a 49-year-old female patient with metastatic rectal cancer. The biopsy revealed rectal and papillary thyroid cancer metastasis in the same lymph node. A thin-needle thyroid aspiration biopsy was performed, and the result was papillary thyroid carcinoma. The patient, who received chemotherapy for the metastatic rectal cancer, died due to disease progression about 5 months after a secondary primary tumor was detected. Metastasis of multiple malignancies in the same lymph node is extremely rare. A metastases of rectal and thyroid cancers to the same lymph node has not been reported until now. Our patient is the first case in the literature.
Key Words: Lymph nodes; Neoplasm metastasis; Rectum; Thyroid gland; Neoplasms