Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 97--99

Usefulness of hybrid single.photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography in a case of ectopic thyroid tissue in the thyroglossal duct remnant


Enrico Calandri1, Luca Filippi2, Francesco Alessandro3, Ilaria Aretano4, Mirco Pultrone1 
1 Department of Medicine and Urgency, Nuclear Medicine Unit, “Degli Infermi” Hospital, Ponderano (BI), Italy
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, “Santa Maria Goretti” Hospital, Latina, Italy
3 Department of Medicine and Urgency, Unit of Cardiology, “Degli Infermi” Hospital, Ponderano (BI), Italy
4 Department of Surgery, Unit of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, “Degli Infermi” Hospital, Ponderano (BI), Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Enrico Calandri
Department of Medicine and Urgency, Nuclear Medicine Unit, “Degli Infermi” Hospital, Via dei Ponderanesi No. 2, 13875 Ponderano (BI)
Italy

Here, we report a case of a 54-year-old woman affected by thyrotoxicosis, with scintigraphic evidence of a diffuse hyperfunctioning goiter and a large ectopic thyroid tissue in the thyroglossal duct remnant. The latter was apparently more active than the two lobes at 99mTc-pertechnetate scintigraphy, mimicking a condition of preexisting increased sensitivity to thyroid-stimulating hormone stimulation. On the other hand, single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography has proven to be a very useful tool in demonstrating this activity to be similar to the thyroid lobes and in defining extension and anatomical relationships of the mass.


How to cite this article:
Calandri E, Filippi L, Alessandro F, Aretano I, Pultrone M. Usefulness of hybrid single.photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography in a case of ectopic thyroid tissue in the thyroglossal duct remnant.Indian J Nucl Med 2021;36:97-99


How to cite this URL:
Calandri E, Filippi L, Alessandro F, Aretano I, Pultrone M. Usefulness of hybrid single.photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography in a case of ectopic thyroid tissue in the thyroglossal duct remnant. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];36:97-99
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