Isolated Skull Metastasis of Follicular Carcinoma Thyroid in an Elderly Female: A Rare CaseCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Vijaya Chowdappa,
Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center,
Hesaraghatta Main Road, Street No.15, Bangalore-560098, India.
Isolated skull metastasis from a well differentiated follicular thyroid carcinoma, as the presenting feature is a rare manifestation. We report a case of a 79-year-old female who presented to us with only a painful, gradually increasing scalp swelling with associated pain and blurring of vision over the past few days. Neuroimaging findings strongly favoured a diagnosis of meningioma. A bifrontal craniotomy was performed and the tumour was excised. Histopathological examination of the same showed, it to be a case of metastatic thyroid carcinoma. We present this case not only because of the diagnostic challenge it posed, but also because the patient in our case is one of the oldest case of skull metastasis from follicular thyroid carcinoma till date.
Bifrontal craniotomy, Dura, Meningioma, Scalp
Archana Shetty, Vijaya Chowdappa, Padma Priya Kasukurti. ISOLATED SKULL METASTASIS OF FOLLICULAR CARCINOMA THYROID IN AN ELDERLY FEMALE: A RARE CASE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 May 25 ]; 11:ED01-ED02. Available from
Date of Submission: May 04, 2016
Date of Peer Review: May 26, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 13, 2016
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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