Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma Manifesting as Compressive Myelopathy: Extremely Rare Presentation with Review of Literature

Sachin Bansal*, Sujata Chaturvedi, Ishita Pant and Deepak Kumar Jha
Department of Pathology, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Delhi, India
Corresponding author : Sachin Bansal
Department of Pathology, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Dilshad Garden, Delhi-110 095, India
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Received: June 20, 2013 Accepted: October 10, 2013 Published: October 15, 2013
Citation: Bansal S, Chaturvedi S, Pant I, Jha DK (2013) Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma Manifesting as Compressive Myelopathy: Extremely Rare Presentation with Review of Literature. J Spine Neurosurg 2:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000122

Abstract

 Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma Manifesting as Compressive Myelopathy: Extremely Rare Presentation with Review of Literature

The authors report an unusual case of isolated vertebral involvement by locally spreading follicular thyroid carcinoma which presented with signs of spinal cord compression. The patient did not report any thyroid related problems, though on clinical examination a small nodule was identified. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) demonstrated cervical cord compression with destruction of C7 vertebrae. Corpectomy of C7 was done. Histopathology showed involvement of vertebrae by extensively spreading follicular thyroid carcinoma.

Keywords: Follicular carcinoma; Thyroid; Spinal cord; Corpectomy; Metastasis; Thyroglobulin

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