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Submitted: 10 July 2012 Modified: 27 August 2012
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD12071015223333

Neck lesions persistently seen in 131 iodine whole body scans: Are they thyroid remnants?.

Jamilia L. Gomez,
Gerard F. Goco,
Asela B. Barroso

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In not a few instances have nuclear medicine physicians encountered persistent neck lesions in 131I whole body scintigraphy despite giving repeated radioactive iodine therapy. Interpreting these lesions as still thyroid remnants served as a dilemma. This is a case of a 37-year-old female with papillary thyroid cancer. 131I whole body scans done before and one year after radioactive iodine therapy showed persistent and unchanged neck lesions. Further imaging with SPECT/CT showed laryngeal skeleton involvement. Rarity of vascular and lymphatic spread to the larynx has led to a small number of reported cases. Neck lesions should not always be immediately diagnosed as thyroid remnants.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Case report
Title
The Philippine Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
July-December 2012
Volume
7
Issue
2
Page(s)
24-26
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Box No. 21 Fulltext Print Format (Request Document)

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