Thyroid Case 5

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69 year old woman with hyperthyroidism and palpable nodule in right lobe of thyroid ?multinodular goitre

Procedure

Thyroid uptake scintigraphy (Tc99m-pertechnetate) with anterior zoomed, anterior unzoomed, right anterior oblique and left anterior oblique views

Thyroid Case 5

 

Questions

1) What are the findings?
2) What is the diagnosis?
3) What proportion of cases of hyperthyroidism are caused by this condition?
4) What is the relevance of the size such lesions?
5) What is the risk of malignancy in thyroid lesions with this pattern of uptake?
6) Are there any other conditions which can mimic this type of lesion on thyroid scintigraphy?

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