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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2011, Article ID 735789, 3 pages
Case Report

An Atypical Metastasis of Follicular-Type Adenocarcinoma of the Thyroid Gland to Thumb

Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgery, Cukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey

Received 6 November 2011; Accepted 25 December 2011

Academic Editors: E. R. Ahlmann and K. Erler

Copyright © 2011 Gazi Huri. 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.


Bone metastasis in the hand is rare. The etiology of metastatic hand cancers is different from other bones. Bronchogenic carcinoma is the most common primary tumor metastasis to hand. In this paper a rare case of thumb metastasis from “follicular-type carcinoma” of the thyroid is presented.