Orbital Metastasis of Undifferentiated/Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 52-year-old woman presented with decreased vision, diplopia, esotropia, proptosis, and right orbital pain. Clinical examination was suspicious for an orbital mass and additionally revealed a thyroid gland mass. Imaging studies showed an enhancing mass within the right lateral rectus muscle and a heterogeneous mass in the left lobe of the thyroid gland. Excisional biopsies of the thyroid and orbital lesions were consistent with metastatic undifferentiated/anaplastic thyroid carcinoma. This represents the first reported case of undifferentiated/anaplastic thyroid carcinoma metastatic to the orbit.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gupta, D; Chappell, M; Tailor, TD; Keene, CD; Moe, K; Jian-Amadi, A; Chang, S-H

Published Date

  • September 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 5

Start / End Page

  • e120 - e123

PubMed ID

  • 25679298

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2677

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000145


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States