Implications of mediastinal uptake of 131I with regard to surgery in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Haveman2005ImplicationsOM,
  title={Implications of mediastinal uptake of 131I with regard to surgery in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Jan Haveman and Ha Thanh Thi Phan and Thera P. Links and Piet L. Jager and John T. M. Plukker},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={59-67}
}
BACKGROUND Findings of mediastinal uptake of 131I after surgical treatment for differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) are common, especially in young patients. Given the frequency of false-positive findings, a protocol for diagnostic and therapeutic strategies would be useful. With the goal of accurately selecting management strategies, the authors analyzed their data and data found elsewhere in the literature for correlations with the incidence of mediastinal 131I uptake and with treatment for… CONTINUE READING