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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-79

Recurrent thyrotoxicosis due to hyperfunction of multiple ectopic thyroid tissue and residual thyroid lobes 15 years after thyroidectomy: Evaluation using technetium scanning and hybrid single-photon emission computed tomography/CT

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and Therapy, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amalanagar, Thrissur, Kerala, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amalanagar, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Chidambaram N. B. Harisankar
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amalanagar, Thrissur, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.110592

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Ectopic thyroid tissue (ETT) refers to all cases in which the thyroid gland is present at a location other than its usual site. Hyperthyroidism in ETT is very rare with only a few cases reported in literature. We report a 48-year-old female, a case of relapse of hyperthyroidism 15 years after thyroidectomy. Technetium scanning with hybrid single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT showed increased trapping function in residual orthotopic thyroid lobes. Increased trapping function was also noted in two other ectopic sites. The patient was treated with radioiodine.

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