Metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma of the thyroid gland, a case report

Mohamed T Hafez, Mohamed A Hegazy, Khaled Abd Elwahab, Mohammad Arafa, Islam Abdou, Basel Refky

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The thyroid gland is a known but an unusual site for metastatic tumors from various primary sites. Despite the fact that it is one of the largest vascular organs in the body, clinical and surgical cases have given an incidence of 3% of secondary malignances of the organ. Nevertheless, thyroid metastases are not an exceptional finding at autopsy, they are encountered in 2% to 24% of the patients with malignant neoplasm.Soft tissue sarcomas metastatic to the thyroid are extremely rare as the majority of thyroid metastasis are caused by tumors of the kidneys, lungs, mammary glands, ovaries , and colon or by melanomas.We report a case of 22-years-old woman with right leg rhabdomyosarcoma metastatic to the thyroid gland.

Original languageEnglish
Article number27
Pages (from-to)27
JournalHead and Neck Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 29 2012


  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leg/pathology
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma/pathology
  • Thyroid Neoplasms/pathology
  • Young Adult

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