Thyroid Case 4

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22 year old woman with hyperthyroidism. Remainder of clinical details temporarily withheld.


Thyroid uptake scintigram (Tc99m-pertechnetate). Anterior,right anterior oblique, left anterior oblique and unzoomed anterior views.

thyroid image 4a thryoid image 4b

thyroid image 4c thyroid image 4d


1) What is your assessment of thyroid uptake?
2) What do A and B represent – can you guess the missing clinical information?
3) What is the complete diagnosis?
4) What is the natural history of this condition?
5) What are the radiation protection issues when performing thyroid scintigraphy in this setting?

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