Palliative Electrochemotherapy Treatment of Cutaneous Metastases in a Patient with Advanced Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma

Daniela Cavaco, Sara Carvalhal, Valeriano Leite

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Abstract

Advanced papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) with cutaneous metastases may cause pain, ulceration, and bleeding. Electrochemotherapy (ECT) is a minimally invasive treatment of tumors located in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The electric pulses potentiate the toxicity of cytostatic agents entering the tumor cell. It is highly effective especially to relieve pain and improve the quality of life. The adverse events are local and transient. A case of progressive metastatic PTC who developed bleeding cutaneous metastases treated with ECT is described.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Thyroid Journal
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020

Keywords

  • Advanced thyroid cancer
  • Case report
  • Cutaneous metastases
  • Electrochemotherapy

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