Captación de 18F-FDG en timo tras terapia ablativa de restos tiroideos con 131I

  1. M. D. Albalá González
  2. Eva Martínez Gimeno
  3. Carlos Cárdenas Negro
  4. Ana Allende Riera
  5. Dolores Cabello García
  6. Marta de Sequera Rahola
  7. J. A. Uña Gorospe
Revista española de medicina nuclear

ISSN: 0212-6982

Year of publication: 2011

Volume: 30

Issue: 5

Pages: 314-316

Type: Article


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Abstract. We report the case of a 47 year-old woman with a history of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. During the course of her disease, we performed various 18FFDG PET/CT that identified several significant incidental findings. First, we incidentally identified a hypermetabolic nodule in the left thyroid lobe, whose final diagnosis was differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Second, metabolic activity was visualized in the thymus secondary to ablative treatment with radioiodine. This uptake disappeared in subsequent studies. Several papers have reported thymic rebound following chemotherapy but we have found only one case report of 18FFDG uptake after radioiodine treatment. On the other hand, this case is of interest because it supports the benefit of studying the hypermetabolic thyroid nodules incidentally detected on the PET/CT performed for other reasons.