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Vol 16, No 2 (2013)
Case Report
Published online: 2013-08-01
Submitted: 2013-08-13
Accepted: 2013-08-13
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Imaging struma ovarii by means of 124I-Na PET/CT

Egesta Lopci, Paolo Colombo, Marcello Rodari, Andrea Lania, Domenico Vitobello, Lorenzo Leonardi, Arturo Chiti
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2013.0043
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2013;16(2):95-96.

open access

Vol 16, No 2 (2013)
Case Report
Published online: 2013-08-01
Submitted: 2013-08-13
Accepted: 2013-08-13

Abstract

Struma ovarii is a rare form of ovary tumour defined as the presence of ectopic thyroid tissue in the ovarian structures. Itusually presents with a benign course, although in some cases carcinoma or other malignant tumours can be found in the context of the ectopic tissue. Herein we report the case of a youngpatient affected by struma ovarii visualized by means of 124I-NaPET/CT. Thanks to the excellent target-to-background ratio ofthe tracer and the high resolution of the method, we could well identify the presence of some minimal tumour at the level of theleft ovary. To our knowledge, this is the first report of its kind.

Abstract

Struma ovarii is a rare form of ovary tumour defined as the presence of ectopic thyroid tissue in the ovarian structures. Itusually presents with a benign course, although in some cases carcinoma or other malignant tumours can be found in the context of the ectopic tissue. Herein we report the case of a youngpatient affected by struma ovarii visualized by means of 124I-NaPET/CT. Thanks to the excellent target-to-background ratio ofthe tracer and the high resolution of the method, we could well identify the presence of some minimal tumour at the level of theleft ovary. To our knowledge, this is the first report of its kind.
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Keywords

struma ovarii, 124I-Na, positron emission tomography, PET, PET/CT

About this article
Title

Imaging struma ovarii by means of 124I-Na PET/CT

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 16, No 2 (2013)

Pages

95-96

Published online

2013-08-01

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2013.0043

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2013;16(2):95-96.

Keywords

struma ovarii
124I-Na
positron emission tomography
PET
PET/CT

Authors

Egesta Lopci
Paolo Colombo
Marcello Rodari
Andrea Lania
Domenico Vitobello
Lorenzo Leonardi
Arturo Chiti

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