Thyroid Case 6

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63 yr old woman with mild hyperthyroidism and palpably enlarged thyroid

Procedure

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

Thyroid Case 6

Questions

1) What are the findings?
2) What is the diagnosis?
3) What is the eponymous name of this condition, and can you name any other conditions which carry the same eponym?
4) What proportion of cases of hyperthyroidism are caused by this condition?
5) Are there any specific complications of CT examinations for patients with this disorder?

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