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Title: Papillary carcinoma in ectopic thyroid detected by Tl-201 scintigraphy

Abstract

A 37-year-old man with papillary carcinoma in an ectopic thyroid is presented. Excisional biopsy revealed the cervical mass to be a metastasis from thyroid cancer. X-ray, ultrasonography, and computed tomography, however, failed to identify the primary tumor in the thyroid. Incidental TI-201 uptake was noted in the midline of the anterior neck, and a palpable nodule was discovered in this area. Fine needle aspiration cytology demonstrated Class V papillary adenocarcinoma, and subsequent surgery confirmed a papillary carcinoma in the ectopic thyroid. This case suggests the usefulness of TI-201 scintigraphy for the detection of ectopic thyroid malignancy.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ;  [1]
  1. (Kanazawa Univ. Hospital (Japan))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5381463
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Clinical Nuclear Medicine; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 16:5; Journal ID: ISSN 0363-9762
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CARCINOMAS; DIAGNOSIS; THYROID; BIOPSY; METASTASES; PATIENTS; SCINTISCANNING; THALLIUM 201; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; ENDOCRINE GLANDS; GLANDS; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; NEOPLASMS; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; SECONDS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; THALLIUM ISOTOPES; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics

Citation Formats

Michigishi, T., Mizukami, Y., Mura, T., Nomura, T., Watanabe, K., Tonami, N., and Hisada, K. Papillary carcinoma in ectopic thyroid detected by Tl-201 scintigraphy. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.1097/00003072-199105000-00009.
Michigishi, T., Mizukami, Y., Mura, T., Nomura, T., Watanabe, K., Tonami, N., & Hisada, K. Papillary carcinoma in ectopic thyroid detected by Tl-201 scintigraphy. United States. doi:10.1097/00003072-199105000-00009.
Michigishi, T., Mizukami, Y., Mura, T., Nomura, T., Watanabe, K., Tonami, N., and Hisada, K. Wed . "Papillary carcinoma in ectopic thyroid detected by Tl-201 scintigraphy". United States. doi:10.1097/00003072-199105000-00009.
@article{osti_5381463,
title = {Papillary carcinoma in ectopic thyroid detected by Tl-201 scintigraphy},
author = {Michigishi, T. and Mizukami, Y. and Mura, T. and Nomura, T. and Watanabe, K. and Tonami, N. and Hisada, K.},
abstractNote = {A 37-year-old man with papillary carcinoma in an ectopic thyroid is presented. Excisional biopsy revealed the cervical mass to be a metastasis from thyroid cancer. X-ray, ultrasonography, and computed tomography, however, failed to identify the primary tumor in the thyroid. Incidental TI-201 uptake was noted in the midline of the anterior neck, and a palpable nodule was discovered in this area. Fine needle aspiration cytology demonstrated Class V papillary adenocarcinoma, and subsequent surgery confirmed a papillary carcinoma in the ectopic thyroid. This case suggests the usefulness of TI-201 scintigraphy for the detection of ectopic thyroid malignancy.},
doi = {10.1097/00003072-199105000-00009},
journal = {Clinical Nuclear Medicine; (United States)},
issn = {0363-9762},
number = ,
volume = 16:5,
place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {5}
}