Pulmonary metastases (thyroid cancer)

Case contributed by Dr Jan Frank Gerstenmaier


This patient attended the pre-operative assessment clinic for elective inguinal hernia repair.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Chest radiograph

Multiple nodules are projected throughout the lungs


Review areas

There are surgical clips projected over the left lower neck.

Case Discussion

The surgical clips, due to previous subtotal thyroidectomy, are the clue to the likely nature of widespread pulmonary nodules in this case of metastatic thyroid cancer.

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Case information

rID: 25087
Published: 4th Oct 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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