Frontal epidural metastasis of follicular carcinoma

GÜNER M., Osun A., UÇAR E., Gokden N., Ozen E.

Turkish Neurosurgery, vol.6, pp.93-95, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Journal Name: Turkish Neurosurgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-95
  • Keywords: Carcinoma, Epidural, Metastasis, Thyroid
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Papillary-follicular thyroid carcinoma usually remains localized to the thyroid bed, and in cases of metastasis, almost always involves the lungs, bones, or liver. Brain metastasis is rare and there has been no reported case of epidural metastasis of thyroid carcinomas in the literature up to date. A frontal epidural mass lesion was excised and histologically found to be a follicular thyroid carcinoma metastasis.