Brain metastasis from papillary thyroid carcinoma with acute intracerebral hemorrhage: A surgical case report

Masashi Chonan, Masaki Mino, Masahiro Yoshida, Kazuhiro Sakamoto

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Abstract

We report a rare case of brain metastasis from papillary thyroid carcinoma with intracerebral hemorrhage. A 79-year-old woman presented with sudden headache and monoplegia of the right upper limb 10 years after diagnosis of thyroid papillary adenocarcinoma. Despite the known metastatic lesions in the cervical lymph nodes and lungs, she had been well for 10 years since thyroidectomy, focal irradiation and internal radiation of 131I. CT demonstrated intracerebral hemorrhage in the left temporal lobe. Magnetic resonance imaging showed marked signal heterogeneity. She underwent radical surgery on the day of the onset and the histological diagnosis was metastatic brain tumor of thyroid papillary carcinoma. Postoperative course was uneventful, and the monoplegia was improved. Papillary thyroid carcinoma has a relatively benign course, and surgical removal of the brain metastasis is able to contribute to longer survival times for patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalNeurological Surgery
Volume40
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 10

Keywords

  • Brain metastasis
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Papillary carcinoma
  • Thyroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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