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Vol 11, No 1 (2008)
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Iodine-123 uptake in vertebral haemangiomas in a patient with papillary thyroid carcinoma

Sameer Khan, Joel Dunn, Nicola Strickland, Adil Al-Nahhas
Nucl. Med. Rev 2008;11(1):30-33.

open access

Vol 11, No 1 (2008)
Published online: 2008-01-15
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

We present a case of a 58-year-old woman with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid and elevated thyroglobulin. Whole body 123I scan with SPECT images demonstrated focal uptake in the thoracic spine, reported as bone metastases. Subsequent 18FDG PET and 99mTc HDP bone were normal. MRI and CT scans confirmed the presence of vertebral haemangiomas corresponding to the uptake seen on the 123I scan. False-positive uptake of 123I in benign vertebral haemangiomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of focal vertebral uptake.

Abstract

We present a case of a 58-year-old woman with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid and elevated thyroglobulin. Whole body 123I scan with SPECT images demonstrated focal uptake in the thoracic spine, reported as bone metastases. Subsequent 18FDG PET and 99mTc HDP bone were normal. MRI and CT scans confirmed the presence of vertebral haemangiomas corresponding to the uptake seen on the 123I scan. False-positive uptake of 123I in benign vertebral haemangiomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of focal vertebral uptake.
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Keywords

papillary thyroid carcinoma; haemangioma; 123Iodine scan

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Title

Iodine-123 uptake in vertebral haemangiomas in a patient with papillary thyroid carcinoma

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 11, No 1 (2008)

Pages

30-33

Published online

2008-01-15

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2008;11(1):30-33.

Keywords

papillary thyroid carcinoma
haemangioma
123Iodine scan

Authors

Sameer Khan
Joel Dunn
Nicola Strickland
Adil Al-Nahhas

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