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Table 1 Clinical studies (case reports and case series) of breast metastases to the thyroid gland published so far

From: Breast cancer metastases to the thyroid gland – an uncommon sentinel for diffuse metastatic disease: a case report and review of the literature

Author Study years Number of patients Percentage of thyroid metastases from breast
Harcourt-Webster [9] 2 18%
Lam and Lo [10] 7 9%
Mayo and Schlicke [11] 2 11%
Elliott and Frantz [12] 1947–1958 4 29%
Wychulis et al. [13] 1907–1962 4 29%
Pillay et al. [14] 1974–1976 1 10%
Lin et al. [15] 1977–1995 1 7%
Chacho et al. [16] 1978–1985 1 13%
Rosen et al. [17] 1978–1993 1 9%
Hegerova et al. [7] 1980–2010 11 11%
De Ridder et al. [18] 1982–2002 1 17%
Russell et al. [19] 1983–2013 2 12%
Cichon et al. [20] 1984–2003 1 6%
Nakhjavani et al. [21] 1985–1994 7 16%
Wood et al. [22] 1985–2002 1 7%
HooKim et al. [6] 1986–2013 3 11%
Saito et al. [23] 1987–2008 3 34%
Papi et al. [24] 1993–2003 5 14%
Moghaddam et al. [3] 1993–2013 1 10%
Calzolari et al. [25] 1995–2005 1 4%
Kim et al. [26] 1997–2004 5 23%
Surov et al. [4] 1997–2013 1 3%
Choi et al. [27] 2001–2013 7 15%