Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Secondary neoplasm of the thyroid presenting as a goitre
  1. J. N. Harcourt-Webster
  1. Department of Pathology, University of Edinburgh


    Secondary neoplasm is a very rare finding in a goitre despite the numerous reports of metastatic deposits in the thyroid gland at necropsy. Eleven cases are reported of such deposits presenting clinically as a thyroid nodule, the sites of origin including a meningioma and an unusual carcinoma of the skin. Some of the factors, including pre-existent degenerative processes, believed to determine the incidence of secondary neoplasm in the thyroid, are discussed together with the problems of establishing the diagnosis.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.