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Metastatic patterns of thyroid cancer

Papillary thyroid carcinomas spread lymphatically. It is not uncommon to find metastasis in lymph nodes on the neck locally and regionally, even next to small primary tumors. Up to 50% of patients have metastasis at the time of the diagnosis. Distant metastasis mainly localize in the lungs and bone.  

Follicular thyroid carcinomas spread mainly hematogenically and usually to the bone and/or lungs.

Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma metastasizes to local lymph nodes regionally, mediastinally, as well as to the lungs and brain. 

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