Radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer depicted uterine leiomyoma.

  title={Radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer depicted uterine leiomyoma.},
  author={Kenji Hirata and Tohru Shiga and Kanako Chikae Kubota and Shozo Okamoto and Tomohito Kamibayashi and N. Tamaki},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  volume={34 3},
A 55-year-old woman underwent radioiodine therapy for papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. Post-therapeutic I-131 scan revealed radioiodine uptake in the pelvic region and in the thyroid bed. CT revealed a huge mass connected to the uterus. The tumor was operated on and histologically proven to be a leiomyoma of the uterus. Some physiological conditions or nonthyroidal diseases can cause false positives in patients with postoperative thyroid cancer. We suggest that uterine leiomyoma might be… CONTINUE READING