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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sahar Memar Montazerin, M.D.[2] Ammu Susheela, M.D. [3]

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An x-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer. Findings on an x-ray diagnostic of metastasis to the lungs or other tissues.

X-ray

  • An x-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer. Findings on an x-ray diagnostic of metastasis include:[1]
    • Multiple bilateral nodular opacities, with diffuse distribution, predominantly in the lower two-thirds of both hemithorax


Papillary thyroid cancer metastasis to lung, Case courtesy of Dr David Cuete, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 27579

References

  1. Lin JD, Chao TC, Chou SC, Hsueh C (December 2004). "Papillary thyroid carcinomas with lung metastases". Thyroid. 14 (12): 1091–6. doi:10.1089/thy.2004.14.1091. PMID 15650364.

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