Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48--50

Occipital condyle syndrome caused by isolated bone metastases from thyroid cancer


Chidambaram Natrajan Balasubramanian Harisankar1, Ramakrishnan Vijayabhaskar2, Selva Muthukumaran3, Kirushna Kumar4 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Radiotherapy, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chidambaram Natrajan Balasubramanian Harisankar
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Lake Area, Melur Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
India

Occipital condyle syndrome is a rare cause of pain in the head which is characterized by severe and persistent unilateral suboccipital headache with unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy. We report an elderly female who presented with dysarthria and suboccipital headache. On further evaluation, she was found to have a solitary bone metastases from thyroid cancer. She was treated with local radiation therapy for pain relief, total thyroidectomy, and high-dose radioiodine therapy. The patient is presently free of pain with very good control of the thyroid cancer status.


How to cite this article:
Balasubramanian Harisankar CN, Vijayabhaskar R, Muthukumaran S, Kumar K. Occipital condyle syndrome caused by isolated bone metastases from thyroid cancer.Indian J Nucl Med 2019;34:48-50


How to cite this URL:
Balasubramanian Harisankar CN, Vijayabhaskar R, Muthukumaran S, Kumar K. Occipital condyle syndrome caused by isolated bone metastases from thyroid cancer. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 May 19 ];34:48-50
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