Follicular thyroid cancer with sternal metastasis - Challenges and outcomes

Muhammad Adi Syazni, Hardip Singh Gendeh, Nik Ritza Kosai Nik Mahmood, Mohd Ramzisham Abdul Rahman, Balwant Singh Gendeh, Normala Basiron, Farrah Hani Imran

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Abstract

Sternal metastasis from differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) is rare and presents a conundrum for surgeons. We present a lady diagnosed with follicular thyroid carcinoma and sternal metastasis who underwent thyroidectomy, sternectomy and sternoplasty with titanium mesh and acrylic plate. She developed a surgical site infection, of which multiple conservative approaches were attempted. She eventually required removal of the implant. Closure of sternal defect was completed with bilateral pectoralis major advancement flaps. This article highlights a series of complications faced during the course of treatment and how they were managed in a tertiary healthcare centre.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-82
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume72
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

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Keywords

  • Infected implant
  • Reconstruction
  • Sternal metastases
  • Surgical emphysema
  • Surgical site infection
  • Wound healing

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  • Medicine(all)

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Follicular thyroid cancer with sternal metastasis - Challenges and outcomes. / Syazni, Muhammad Adi; Gendeh, Hardip Singh; Nik Mahmood, Nik Ritza Kosai; Abdul Rahman, Mohd Ramzisham; Gendeh, Balwant Singh; Basiron, Normala; Imran, Farrah Hani.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 72, No. 1, 01.02.2017, p. 80-82.

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Syazni, Muhammad Adi ; Gendeh, Hardip Singh ; Nik Mahmood, Nik Ritza Kosai ; Abdul Rahman, Mohd Ramzisham ; Gendeh, Balwant Singh ; Basiron, Normala ; Imran, Farrah Hani. / Follicular thyroid cancer with sternal metastasis - Challenges and outcomes. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2017 ; Vol. 72, No. 1. pp. 80-82.
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