TITLE

Selective embolization for hypervascular metastasis from differentiated thyroid cancer: a case series

AUTHOR(S)
Hee Young Son; Soo-Youn An; Eui Young Kim; Sang Bu Ahn; Byung Chul Lee
PUB. DATE
December 2014
SOURCE
Journal of Medical Case Reports;2014, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Introduction The technique of selective embolization has been applied for years in the treatment of vascular anomalies, severe hemorrhage, and for benign and malignant tumors. Some hypervascular skeletal metastases are prone to massive hemorrhage. Case presentation We describe the cases of two patients with thyroid carcinoma presenting with neuromuscular symptoms due to large skeletal metastases in the shoulder and sternum respectively. Preoperative percutaneous selective catheterizations of the arteries feeding the metastatic tumors were performed, followed by infusion of gelfoam. The procedures were technically successful in both patients without adverse effects or bleeding. Complete resections of the skeletal metastases were then performed without substantial bleeding. Conclusion Selective embolization is an effective treatment for bony metastases from thyroid cancer.
ACCESSION #
100374484

 

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