Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid with Endobronchial Metastases


avatar KS Aljabri 1 , * , avatar H Raef 2

Department of Internal Medicine, Prince Mansour Hospital,, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Division of Endocrinology,Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

how to cite: Aljabri K, Raef H. Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid with Endobronchial Metastases. Int J Endocrinol Metab. 2007;5(1): 41-43. 


Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common malignancy among females in Saudi Arabia and may present in an advanced stage and with dis-tant metastases, mostly to the lungs, comprising 32% of the recurrences. Airway invasion is a life-threatening complication of thyroid cancer. The differentiation between the clinical features of bronchial wall invasion versus those of an ob-structive endobronchial lesion deserves more at-tention. Endobronchial lesion may present with no symptoms. We report have a patient with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid associated with endobronchial metastases in the absence of other sites of tumor dissemination.

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