We present a 75-year-old-man affected by chronic renal failure in whom metastases from differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) were incidentally discovered at TcO4 neck-thorax scan in the setting of a diagnosis of secondary hyperparathyroidism. Ten years before, he had undergone near-total thyroidectomy for a multinodular goiter. Result of the pathological examination was negative for DTC. At our observation, serum thyroglobulin was high in the absence of Tg-Ab, consistent with metastatic disease. Neck ultrasonographynography was negative. The patient underwent I therapy (3700 MBq) after stimulation with recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone. Postdose whole-body scan confirmed the metastases already demonstrated by TcO4.

Accidental discovery of lung metastases from differentiated thyroid cancer by 99mTc sodium pertechnetate scan in a patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism

CAMPENNI', Alfredo;RUGGERI, Rosaria Maddalena;SANTORO, Domenico;SINDONI, ALESSANDRO;BELLINGHIERI, Guido;BALDARI, Sergio
2012

Abstract

We present a 75-year-old-man affected by chronic renal failure in whom metastases from differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) were incidentally discovered at TcO4 neck-thorax scan in the setting of a diagnosis of secondary hyperparathyroidism. Ten years before, he had undergone near-total thyroidectomy for a multinodular goiter. Result of the pathological examination was negative for DTC. At our observation, serum thyroglobulin was high in the absence of Tg-Ab, consistent with metastatic disease. Neck ultrasonographynography was negative. The patient underwent I therapy (3700 MBq) after stimulation with recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone. Postdose whole-body scan confirmed the metastases already demonstrated by TcO4.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11570/2378239
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 1
  • Scopus 2
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 2
social impact