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Vol 18, No 2 (2015)
Case Report
Published online: 2015-07-31
Submitted: 2015-07-31
Accepted: 2015-07-31
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Unsual bone metastasis to the rib and the tibia of a follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma

Ali Sellem, Wassim Elajmi, Yazid Mahjoub, Hatem Hammami
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2015.0025
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Pubmed: 26315873
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2015;18(2):107-109.

open access

Vol 18, No 2 (2015)
Case Report
Published online: 2015-07-31
Submitted: 2015-07-31
Accepted: 2015-07-31

Abstract

Usually differentiated thyroid cancer is a slow growing tumor with low metastatic potential. We present the case of female patient of 26-years-old who underwent thyroidectomy, followed by 3.7 GBq of 131 I. The post-therapeutic whole-body scan showed intense uptake in the left part of posterior thorax and a faint radioactivity in the upper right tibia. A Chest CT-scan and a localized knee MRI confirm that they are bone metastasis in the middle portion of the 8th right rib and in the upper tibial metaphysic.

Abstract

Usually differentiated thyroid cancer is a slow growing tumor with low metastatic potential. We present the case of female patient of 26-years-old who underwent thyroidectomy, followed by 3.7 GBq of 131 I. The post-therapeutic whole-body scan showed intense uptake in the left part of posterior thorax and a faint radioactivity in the upper right tibia. A Chest CT-scan and a localized knee MRI confirm that they are bone metastasis in the middle portion of the 8th right rib and in the upper tibial metaphysic.

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Keywords

thyroid papillary carcinoma, bone metastasis

About this article
Title

Unsual bone metastasis to the rib and the tibia of a follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 18, No 2 (2015)

Pages

107-109

Published online

2015-07-31

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2015.0025

Pubmed

26315873

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2015;18(2):107-109.

Keywords

thyroid papillary carcinoma
bone metastasis

Authors

Ali Sellem
Wassim Elajmi
Yazid Mahjoub
Hatem Hammami

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