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Submitted: 26 May 2016 Modified: 10 May 2018
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD1605261004233

The role of radioactive iodine therapy in the treatment of insular thyroid carcinoma: A case report.

1Emeline Gail C. Caverte,
2Emerita A. Barrenechea
Department of Nuclear Medicine - St. Luke's Medical Center

Abstract

This is a case of a 54-year-old male, diagnosed to have insular thyroid carcinoma. The histopathologic characteristic of this rare neoplasm arising from follicular epithelial cells has the potential to take up 1-131 As shown in his postoperative 1-131 imaging, there are iodine-avid lesions in the parietal bone, thyroidal beds, ribs and vertebrae. The presence of these lesions in a &agnostic radioactive iodine scan makes it possible to do radioactive iodine therapy. A follow-up diagnostic study with 1-131 shows interval resolution and regression of the metastatic lesions. Thus, radioactive iodine therapy has a role in the treatment of this rare and aggressive neoplasm.

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Publication Type:
Journal
Publication Sub Type:
Case report
Title:
The Philippine Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Frequency:
Semi-Annual
Publication Date:
July-December 2016
Volume:
11
Issue:
2
Page(s):
57-59
Publisher:
Philippine Society of Nuclear Medicine

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