Metastasis to the thyroid gland from primary breast cancer presenting as diffuse goiter: A case report and review of literature
Wen Wen, Yu-Lan Peng, Department of Ultrasound, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China
Heng Jiang, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68133, United States
Hsin-Yu Wen, Department of Pathology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Wen W is the primary author and contributed to collecting and analyzing data, literature reviewing and manuscript drafting; H Jiang contributed to manuscript drafting and revising; Wen HY provided pathological analysis and manuscript revision; Peng YL was responsible for the revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content; and all authors issued final approval for the version submitted.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (General Program), No. 81571694 (to Peng YL).
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Corresponding author: Yu-Lan Peng, MBBS, Professor, Department of Ultrasound, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37 Wai Nan Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: July 24, 2021
Peer-review started: July 24, 2021
First decision: October 22, 2021
Revised: October 28, 2021
Accepted: December 22, 2021
Article in press: December 22, 2021
Published online: January 21, 2022