1 Department of Radiology , Erzincan University , Turkey
2 Department of Radiology , Ankara Training and Research Hospital Emergency , Turkey
J Nucl Med Imaging
Article Type : Case Reports
Chest CT imaging has been done widely for the diagnosis of COVID-19 patients during the pandemic. Simultaneously diagnosis of thyroid malignancy and chondrosarcoma was found incidentally in a patient presenting with symptoms of coronavirus. We presented the coexistence of thyroid papillary carcinoma and chondrosarcoma, which are rare in literature, in the patient who did not have a history of radioactive iodine treatment before.
Keywords: Chondrosarcoma; Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma; COVID-19, Incidental; CT
Chest CT imaging has been done widely for the diagnosis of COVID-19 patients during the pandemic. Although COVID-19 cases detected during evaluations for other indications have been reported [1,2], there is not enough data on cancers detected incidentally during COVID-19 screening. Here we report a case of a 57-year-old woman who was diagnosed with metastatic thyroid papillary carcinoma and suspected chondrosarcoma of the rib after a non-contrast chest CT scan for COVID-19 evaluation.
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected many aspects of the health system including the oncology practice. In the USA shutdowns related to COVID-19will result in the estimated delay of more than 22 million screening tests for cancer and a 20% reduction in oncology visits .
Corresponding Author: Dr. Sonay Aydin, Department of Radiology, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey.
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