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

Author

Emeline Gail C. Caverte,
Emerita A. Barrenechea

Related Institution

Department of Nuclear Medicine - St. Luke's Medical Center

Publication Information

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

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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