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Enormous Initial Cerebellar Metastasis Revealing Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid: Rare Case

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


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 3, 62-64
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-3-5
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Said Anajar, Mohammed Moutaa Tatari, Jawad Hassnaoui, Redallah Abada, Sami Rouadi, Mohammed Roubal, 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.

Correspondence to: Said  Anajar, ENT Department, Face and Neck Surgery, Hospital August, 20’1953, University Hospital Centre IBN ROCHD, Casablanca, Morrocco. Email: anajar.said.med@gmail.com

Abstract

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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