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A Surgical Case of Bilateral Pulmonary Metastases from Thyroid Follicular Cancer

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An 80-year-old woman underwent a bilateral lung resection for metastases originating from follicular thyroid cancer. The resection was performed 30 years after right hemithyroidectomy to remove the follicular adenoma. Chest X-ray revealed a 30-mm mass shadow in the right lower lung filed. Chest computed tomography revealed a 32-mm mass shadow in right lung segment 10 (S10) and a 15-mm nodular shadow in left S10. Another partial lung resection of left S10 and a right lower lobectomy were performed 3 months later. Although rarely performed, resection of bilateral pulmonary metastases arising from follicular thyroid cancer was conducted for this patient.

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Kuwahara, M. , Iwami, M. , Mano, M. , Moroga, T. and Iwasaki, A. (2015) A Surgical Case of Bilateral Pulmonary Metastases from Thyroid Follicular Cancer. Surgical Science, 6, 442-445. doi: 10.4236/ss.2015.610063.


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