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A 65-year-old woman with follicular thyroid carcinoma was treated with total thyroidectomy and radioiodine ablative therapy with 3943 MBq (107 mCi) I-131. Whole-body planar scintigraphy revealed an increased radioactivity in the upper pole of the right kidney, suggesting an unusual case of renal metastasis of a follicular thyroid carcinoma. SPECT/CT using a low dose CT protocol was performed as well as ultrasound. Although ultrasound revealed a cyst in the upper pole of the right kidney, the low dose CT was not helpful to differentiate a cyst from a solid renal tumor. Pyelocaliceal diverticulum may be considered as a pitfall in I-131 scintigraphy.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology|
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Surgical Pathology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||10 Jun 2010 14:26|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 16:37|
|Publisher:||Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins|
|WoS Citation Count:||0|
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