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Table 2 The diagnosis of thyroid cancer for reported cases

From: Metastasis of distal esophageal carcinoma to the thyroid with presentation simulating primary thyroid carcinoma: a case report and review of the literature

Source Tumor size (cm) Ultrasound description Extent of metastatic thyroid gland involvement Cervical lymph nodes metastasis
Present case 6.1 × 3.9 Heterogeneous, hypo-echoic Left lobe, solitary mass Left level-III region
Shuangshoti S et al. 1982 [9] 1.5 × 1.5 NA Right lobe, solitary mass Right level-II, −III and -IV region
Yamada T et al. 1999 [10] NA Calcified Widespread masses; not specified Bilateral level-II, −III and -IV region
Basu S et al. 2005 [11] 6 × 4 Irregular, hypo-echoic Right lobe, solitary mass Right level-III and -IV region
Cumbo-Nacheli G et al. 2007 [12] 2.5 × 2.8 NA Right lobe, solitary mass Right level-II, −III and -IV region
Yoshida A et al. 1989 [7] 10 × 4 NA Left lobe and the isthmus, solitary mass No evidence of disease
Ok E et al. 2000 [13] 4 × 5 NA Right lobe, solitary mass No evidence of disease
Lee HC et al. 2010 [15] NA NA Bilateral, multifocal masses NA
Ihn MH et al. 2009 [14] NA Diffuse, enlarged Widespread masses; not specified NA
Poiana C et al. 2011 [16] NA NA Left lobe and the isthmus, solitary mass No evidence of disease
  1. NA, no data available.