Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Metastatic to Skin.
Sanford School of Medicine Affiliation
Transplantation and Surgery
Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery
Carcinoma, Medullary, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Metastasis, Skin Neoplasms, Thyroid Neoplasms
Cutaneous metastases are a rarity, even more so when they arise from a medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) which accounts for only 8% of all thyroid cancers. MTC arises from C-cells that produce calcitonin, and it most commonly metastasizes to lymph nodes in the neck. Distant metastases of MTC may involve bone, lung and liver. We report a case of a 56-year-old man, who presented with an ulcerated, nodular lesion on his scalp that proved to be a metastasis from his MTC diagnosed 2 years earlier. Cutaneous metastases from MTC generally signify widespread disease and carry a poor prognosis. A case discussion and relevant review of the literature is provided.
Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
MeSH Headings (Medical Subject Headings)
Carcinoma, Medullary; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Neoplasm Metastasis; Skin Neoplasms; Thyroid Neoplasms
Nashed, Catherine; Sakpal, Sujit Vijay; Cherneykin, Sergey; and Chamberlain, Ronald Scott, "Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Metastatic to Skin." (2010). Department of Surgery. 12.