Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Dec 6, 2018; 6(15): 1018-1023
Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1018
Didactic surgical experience of thyroid metastasis from renal cell carcinoma: A case report
Moriyasu Yamauchi, Keita Kai, Natsuko Shibamiya, Rintaro Shimazu, Mikio Monji, Kumiko Suzuki, Hiroaki Kakinoki, Shohei Tobu, Yuichiro Kuratomi
Moriyasu Yamauchi, Natsuko Shibamiya, Rintaro Shimazu, Mikio Monji, Kumiko Suzuki, Yuichiro Kuratomi, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Saga University Faculty of Medicine, Saga 849-8501, Japan
Keita Kai, Department of Pathology, Saga University Hospital, Saga 849-8501, Japan
Hiroaki Kakinoki, Shohei Tobu, Department of Urology, Saga University Faculty of Medicine, Saga 849-8501, Japan
Author contributions: Yamauchi M is the main author of this article; Shibamiya N, Shimazu R, Monji M, Suzuki K, Kakinoki H, Tobu S and Kuratomi Y contributed to the treatment of the patient; Kai K performed the pathological diagnosis, edit the manuscript and contributed to make figures; all authors contributed to the acquisition of data and writing; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), No. 16K20254.
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Correspondence to: Moriyasu Yamauchi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Doctor, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Saga University Faculty of Medicine, 5-1-1 Nabeshima, Saga 849-8501, Japan. yamamori@cc.saga-u.ac.jp
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Received: September 16, 2018
Peer-review started: September 18, 2018
First decision: October 8, 2018
Revised: November 1, 2018
Accepted: November 7, 2018
Article in press: November 7, 2018
Published online: December 6, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: A didactic surgical experience of thyroid metastasis from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) which caused massive intraoperative bleeding is presented. Based on this experience, we recommend that thyroid metastasis of RCC should be resected as early as possible even if a patient has other metastatic sites, unless the patient has appropriate reasons to avoid surgery.