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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 394958, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/394958
Case Report

Papillary Thyroid Cancer and Lung Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Two Primary Malignancies in a Patient with Symptomatic Goiter

Broward Health Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA

Received 23 May 2015; Accepted 15 July 2015

Academic Editor: Jens Søndergaard

Copyright © 2015 Deepu Daniel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In rare instances, patients may be diagnosed with two different primary malignancies. Though such synchronous malignancies have been documented in sporadic case reports, the overwhelming majority of malignancies involving multiple organs can be attributed to a primary source. Papillary thyroid carcinoma and lung adenocarcinoma are rarely diagnosed within the same year. Our case report presents a patient who was diagnosed with these two malignancies during her same hospital visit. Biopsies results proved that the two malignancies were in fact separate entities and not a consequence of metastasis from a primary source.