Coexistence of a nonfunctioning thyroid nodule in Plummer's disease demonstrated by thallium-201 imaging.

Abstract

A patient with Plummer's disease in whom a coexisting nonfunctioning thyroid nodule was detected by TI-201 imaging is presented. I-123 imaging revealed a hot nodule corresponding to the functioning nodule and little uptake in the rest of the thyroid. In contrast, two areas of abnormalities were noted on a TI-201 image: one corresponded to the hot nodule in I-123 imaging and the other was visualized in the suppressed part of the thyroid in the same lobe. This case revealed that TI-201 imaging is clinically useful in detecting coexisting nodules in the suppressed part of the thyroid.

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@article{Ichiya1988CoexistenceOA, title={Coexistence of a nonfunctioning thyroid nodule in Plummer's disease demonstrated by thallium-201 imaging.}, author={Yuichi Ichiya and Takao Nakashima and Ranjan Gunasekera and Yasuo Kuwabara and Zenji Ayabe and Takeshi Sakurai and Kazumi Masuda}, journal={Clinical nuclear medicine}, year={1988}, volume={13 2}, pages={117-9} }