Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Summary | Open Access

Unusual Superior Vena Cava Metastatic Thrombus and Muscular Metastases of Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma Detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT

Carla Oliveira Young, Denise Engelbrecht Zantut Wittmann and Elba Etchebehere*

Department of Radiology, Campinas State University, Brazil

*Correspondance to: Elba Etchebehere 

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Abstract

A 50-year-old man was submitted to total thyroidectomy due to a rapid growing thyroid nodule (Bethesda III).Histopathology revealed an anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, extending into the adjacent skeletal muscular tissue and with vascular invasion. The patient developed left internal jugular vein thrombosis at the postoperative period.His staging 18F-FDG PET/CT showed a neoplastic thrombus in the left superior thyroid vein extending into the left internal jugular vein. Another thrombus was noted in the left brachycephalic vein, extending into the superior vena cava.The 18F-FDG PET/CT were crucial for staging and altering patient management from surgery to chemo/radiation therapy.

Keywords:

Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma; Thyroid nodule; Jugular vein thrombosis; Vena cava thrombosis; Positron emission tomography

Citation:

Young CO, Zantut Wittmann DE, Etchebehere E. Unusual Superior Vena Cava Metastatic Thrombus and Muscular Metastases of Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma Detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1628.

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