Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 5

Metastatic Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma to the Dorsal Spine Presenting as Early Manifestation: Case Report

Romit Agrawal*, Ayush Sharma, Vijay Singh, Nilesh Mangale and Ajay Jaiswal

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr B.R Ambedkar Central Railway Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai, India

*Corresponding Author: Romit Agrawal, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr B.R Ambedkar Central Railway Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai, India.

Received: March 25, 2020; Published: April 10, 2020



 Follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) patients are rarely present with spinal metastasis as an early manifestation. Here we present a 56 year old non ambulatory female with paraparesis of both lower limbs which was progressed over last 3 months. Spinal MRI and CT scan revealed D7 thoracic spine intramedullary lesion probably of thyroid origin which was confirmed on USG and FNAC later on. The aim of surgery was decompression of spinal cord and histological evaluation of the tumour. Surgery in the form of spinal mass excision and posterior spinal decompression and fixation two levels above and below was done and then adjuvant chemotherapy was given. Hence patients presenting with spinal tumour must always be screened for thyroid carcinoma as a differential diagnosis. Prognosis is quite well in such patients post decompression.

Keywords: Follicular Type Thyroid Carcinoma; Spinal Metastasis; Spinal Tumour



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Citation: Romit Agrawal., et al. “Metastatic Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma to the Dorsal Spine Presenting as Early Manifestation: Case Report" Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.5 (2020): 19-22.


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