Leonardo Lamego Rezende

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of low (1110 MBq (30 mCi)) and high (3700 MBq (100 mCi)) 131I doses on the ablation of post-surgical remnants in patients with thyroid cancer based on the measurement of post-operative cervical uptake. METHODS The study was conducted on 155 patients without metastases after thyroidectomy who(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ultrasonographic characteristics of metastatic lymph nodes in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma. METHODS The ultrasonographic characteristics of lymph nodes were analyzed in 112 consecutive patients who underwent thyroidectomy and lymph node dissection, with the diagnosis being confirmed by(More)
Our aim was to assess testicular function in patients treated with high-dose radioiodine. Luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and testosterone levels were determined in 52 men with thyroid carcinoma before and 6, 12, and 18 months after radioiodine therapy (3.7-5.5 GBq (131)I; mean, 4.25 GBq (131)I) (group 1) and were also(More)
RATIONALE Since ovarian function is only temporarily compromised by radioiodine therapy, many women with thyroid cancer treated with radioiodine can become pregnant. The present study evaluated the evolution of these pregnancies and the consequences for the offspring. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 78 pregnancies of 66 women submitted to(More)
RATIONALE In patients with elevated serum thyroglobulin (Tg) and a negative whole-body scan (WBS), posttherapy scanning can reveal metastases in many cases and is therefore recommended. In contrast, the routine use of posttherapy scanning is questioned. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred six patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma had pre- and(More)
Thyroxine (T4) withdrawal or recombinant TSH is used for the stimulation of thyroglobulin (Tg), whole-body scanning (WBS) and iodine-131 treatment in patients with thyroid carcinoma. This study evaluated the T4 dose reduction protocol as an alternative for patients' preparation. Fifty-one patients were submitted to total T4 withdrawal for WBS and Tg(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the success of ablative treatment using fixed high doses of 131I in patients with thyroid cancer. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted on 274 patients who received ablative treatment without previous scanning, with the dose being based on surgical staging: stage I patients (tumour restricted to the thyroid) received 3.7 GBq,(More)
We studied 20 patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma undergoing radioiodine therapy (> or = 100 mCi dose) before the age of 21: 10 patients without distant metastases received a mean dose of 145 mCi and 10 with lung involvement received 270 mCi. One or more years after ablative therapy, xerostomia was present in two patients but was not accompanied(More)