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Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)
Case Report
Published online: 2016-10-14
Submitted: 2015-01-21
Accepted: 2015-03-31
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Incidental thyroid 99mTc-MDP uptake in a patient affected by differentiated thyroid cancer

Domenico Albano, Gian Carlo Magri, Giorgio Treglia, Francesco Bertagna
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2016.0030
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Pubmed: 27813621

open access

Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)
Case Report
Published online: 2016-10-14
Submitted: 2015-01-21
Accepted: 2015-03-31

Abstract

We report a case of incidental uptake of 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate in the thyroid in a 62-year-old female with a history of breast cancer treated with quadrantectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, who underwent total-body-bone scintigraphy during follow up. Planar scintigraphy was followed by neck SPECT-CT that demonstrated an area of increased tracer uptake in the neck at the left lobe of the thyroid. Neck ultrasonography showed a nodule corresponding to SPECT-CT finding and the ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration documented the presence of papillary carcinoma. The patient underwent total thyroidectomy and ipsilateral lymphadenectomy; histological examination confirmed the presence of a papillary carcinoma and the patient underwent ablation therapy with iodine-131.

Abstract

We report a case of incidental uptake of 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate in the thyroid in a 62-year-old female with a history of breast cancer treated with quadrantectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, who underwent total-body-bone scintigraphy during follow up. Planar scintigraphy was followed by neck SPECT-CT that demonstrated an area of increased tracer uptake in the neck at the left lobe of the thyroid. Neck ultrasonography showed a nodule corresponding to SPECT-CT finding and the ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration documented the presence of papillary carcinoma. The patient underwent total thyroidectomy and ipsilateral lymphadenectomy; histological examination confirmed the presence of a papillary carcinoma and the patient underwent ablation therapy with iodine-131.

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Keywords

incidental, 99mTc-MDP, bone scintigraphy, differentiated thyroid carcinoma

About this article
Title

Incidental thyroid 99mTc-MDP uptake in a patient affected by differentiated thyroid cancer

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)

Pages

8-10

Published online

2016-10-14

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2016.0030

Pubmed

27813621

Keywords

incidental
99mTc-MDP
bone scintigraphy
differentiated thyroid carcinoma

Authors

Domenico Albano
Gian Carlo Magri
Giorgio Treglia
Francesco Bertagna

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