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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017, 5(3), 62-64
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-3-5
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Enormous Initial Cerebellar Metastasis Revealing Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid: Rare Case

Said Anajar1, , Mohammed Moutaa Tatari1, Jawad Hassnaoui1, Redallah Abada1, Sami Rouadi1, Mohammed Roubal1 and Mohammed Mahtar1

1ENT Department, Face and Neck Surgery, Hospital August, 20’1953, University Hospital Centre IBN ROCHD, Casablanca, Morrocco

Pub. Date: April 10, 2017

Cite this paper:
Said Anajar, Mohammed Moutaa Tatari, Jawad Hassnaoui, Redallah Abada, Sami Rouadi, Mohammed Roubal and Mohammed Mahtar. Enormous Initial Cerebellar Metastasis Revealing Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid: Rare Case. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017; 5(3):62-64. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-3-5


Introduction: Papillary carcinoma is the most frequent differentiated malignant thyroid neoplasm. Metastasis occurs frequently in regional lymph nodes and remote metastasis are late and rare, only 16 cases of initial cerebellar metastasis have been reported in the literature. Results: We report a rare case of cerebellar metastasis revealing papillary thyroid carcinoma in a 32-year-old patient, with a review of the literature on clinical features, radiological aspect, and treatment options. Discussion Conclusion: Cerebral metastasis of thyroid cancer are rare and the initial cerebellar metastasis revealing papillary carcinoma are exceptional, and due to their rarities and the relative lack of data on their management there is no treatment algorithm clearly defined.

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