An Unusual Case of Cauda Equina Secondary to Spinal Metastasis of Thyroid Cancer

Akhtar, Shabbir and Adeel, Mohammad (2016) An Unusual Case of Cauda Equina Secondary to Spinal Metastasis of Thyroid Cancer. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 28 (1). pp. 67-71.

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Abstract

Introduction: Cauda equina secondary to metastatic follicular thyroid cancer of the lumbosacral area is a rare entity. Case Report: We report an unusual case of a 52-year-old male who presented with backache, lower limb weakness, and perianal numbness. A CT-scan of the lumbosacral area showed an enhancing mass at the L4, L5 and S1 vertebrae. Histopathology after excision revealed a metastatic thyroid cancer. Hence, a CT scan of the neck and chest was performed which showed a nodule in the left lobe of the thyroid and a mass in the left chest wall. A total thyroidectomy and excision of the chest wall lesion was undergone, which was diagnosed as a follicular carcinoma of the thyroid. Conclusion: Metastatic workup of spinal metastasis should include evaluation of the thyroid gland.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 17:03
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 17:03
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3333

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