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Table 3 Clinicopathological features of previously reported cases of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma with distant metastasis

From: Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma with lung metastases: a case report and review of the literature

No Author Year Age (years) Sex Reasons for detection Diagnostic method for PTMC metastases Surgery for thyroid Tumor size (cm) pN Ex Metastatic site 131-I therapy Prognosis
1 Murakami, et al. , 2001 [5] 63
M
Abdominal tumor Extirpation of abdominal tumor Partial resection of L thyroid lobe and ND 0.1 + N. A Rectus muscle 1 y 8 m, alive
2 Yamada, et al., 2001 [14] 68
M
Chest X ray Fiberoptic bronchoscopic biopsy TT < 1.0 N. A N. A Lung + 1 y 10 m, alive
3 Erdem, et al., 2003 [20] 40
M
Dysphagia Resection of a
R parapharyngeal mass
TT and ND 0.8 N. A Parapharyngeal + 3 y, alive
4 Liou, et al.,
2005 [21]
50 F Right pelvic fracture R hemipelvectomy and renal biopsy TT 1 N. A N. A Kidney, pelvic bone, lung + about 3 y, alive
5 Itoh, et al. 2008 [22] 82 F Cough, back pain Fiberoptic bronchoscopic biopsy None 0.6 N. A + Brain, liver, pancreas, kidney, ovary, bone, lung 7 m, dead
6 Lecumberri, et al., 2010 [23] 65 F Headache, tinnitus Resection of a cerebellar mass TT and ND 0.2 + Brain + 7 y, dead
7 Xu, et al. 2011 [24] 46 F Cervical mass 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 0.3 + N. A Brain, lung + 3 m, alive
8 Saito, et al., 2011 [25] 70 F Cough R lung lobectomy Subtotal thyroidectomy and ND 0.8 N. A Lung 3 y 10 m, alive
9 Kozu, et al. 2014 [26] 70
M
Chest CT L lung lobectomy None N. A N. A N. A Lung 4 m, alive
10 Kaseda, et al., 2016 [27] 66 F Chest CT Transbronchial biopsy and R lung lobectomy None N. A N. A N. A Lung N. A
11 Kawai, et al., 2016 [28] In 70’s
M
Chest discomfort R lung lobectomy R thyroid lobectomy
and ND
1 + + Lung 11 y, alive
12 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 51 F Neck US 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 0.8 + Lung + 1.9 y, alive
13 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 31 F Neck US 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 0.9 + + Lung, bone + 6.7 y, alive
14 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 55 F Neck US 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 0.9 + + Lung, bone + 7.6 y, alive
15 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 59 F Neck US 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 1 + + Lung + 2.1 y, alive
16 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 73 F Neck US 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 1 + + Lung + 8.8 y, alive
17 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 54 F Hoarseness 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 0.8 + + Lung + 10.7 y, alive
18 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 63 F Neck mass 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 0.8 + + Lung + 11.4 y, dead
19 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 46 F Chest CT 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 0.7 + + Lung, bone + 15 y, alive
20 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 65
M
Hoarseness 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 0.6 + Lung, bone + 1 y, dead
21 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 58
M
Neck mass 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 1 + Lung, brain + 4.9 y, dead
22 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 60 F Neck mass 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 0.8 + Lung, brain + 10 y, dead
23 Jeon, et al., 2016 [19] 63 F Neck mass 131-I WBS and SPECT/CT TT and ND 0.9 + + Lung, bone + 10.7 y, dead
24 Our case 64
M
Chest CT Lung biopsy via VATS TT and ND 0.7 + + Lung + 2 y 1 m, alive
  1. pN pathological cervical lymph node metastases, Ex extrathyroid extension, 131-I 131-iodine, WBS whole body scan,
  2. SPECT/CT single-photon emission computed tomography, CT computed tomography, VATS video-assisted thoracic surgery, TT total thyroidectomy, ND neck dissection, N.A not available, y years, m months