Metastatic Thyroid Carcinoma to the Parapharyngeal and Retropharyngeal Spaces

Systematic review with seven newly reported cases describing an uncommon presentation of a common disease


In this article, we investigate 239 cases of metastatic thyroid carcinoma to retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal (RP/PP) lymph nodes. The discussed metastases were identified in both the initial and recurrent setting. Surgical treatment is recommended because RP/PP metastases often signal high-risk disease.

Sandler ML, Xing MH, Levy JL, Chai RL, Khorsandi AS, Gonzalez-Velazquez C, Urken ML

Head & Neck 2020

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