European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 269, Issue 12, pp 2585–2587 | Cite as

Metastasis of papillary thyroid cancer to the larynx and pharynx: unusual case report

  • Arsheed H. Hakeem
  • Sultan A. Pradhan
  • Sanica Bhele
  • Jagadish Tubachi
Case Report


Papillary thyroid cancer favors lymphatic spread both within the thyroid gland and to the cervical lymph nodes. Hematogenous spread rarely occurs in the lung, bones and brain. We report a case where metastatic nodules from papillary thyroid cancer were seen in the right aryepiglottic fold (supraglottis) and lateral wall of hypopharynx, an extremely rare event.


Papillary thyroid cancer Laryngeal metastasis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arsheed H. Hakeem
    • 1
  • Sultan A. Pradhan
    • 2
  • Sanica Bhele
    • 2
  • Jagadish Tubachi
    • 2
  1. 1.Fortis HospitalMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Surgical OncologyPrince Aly Khan Hospital, MazagaonMumbaiIndia

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