Familial Cancer

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 647–649 | Cite as

Case report: metachronous central nervous system desmoid tumours and thyroid carcinoma in a young familial adenomatous polyposis patient

  • G. I. Butel-Simoes
  • A. D. SpigelmanEmail author
Original Article


We report a familial adenomatous polyposis patient with a known truncating mutation on exon 15 of the APC gene who developed an invasive follicular thyroid cancer in addition to multiple intra-cranial and spinal desmoids. This combination of manifestations has not previously been recorded in the literature.


Familial adenomatous polyposis Desmoid tumours Thyroid carcinoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of New South Wales, St Vincent’s Clinic SchoolDarlinghurstAustralia
  3. 3.St Vincent’s Hereditary Cancer Clinic, The Kinghorn Cancer CentreDarlinghurstAustralia
  4. 4.Hunter Family Cancer ServiceWaratahAustralia

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