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July 1989

Hemoptysis as the Presenting Manifestation of Thyroid Carcinoma: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Drs Weiland, Mazzaferri, and de los Santos) and Otolaryngology (Dr Schuller), The Ohio State University, Columbus, and the Department of Endocrine Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC (Dr Oertel).

Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(7):1693-1694. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390070191034

• An unusual case of a 61-year-old man who had hemoptysis as the major presenting manifestation of radiation-induced thyroid carcinoma is reported. The diagnosis was made by bronchoscopic removal of a polypoid lesion that was a direct extension of tumor through the trachea. Bronchoscopy is an effective and reliable means of establishing the diagnosis in this unusual subset of patients with thyroid carcinoma invading the trachea, and should be considered as the first diagnostic procedure in a patient with a thyroid mass and hemoptysis.

(Arch Intern Med. 1989;149:1693-1694)

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