Thyroid Research and Practice

CASE REPORT
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


Chidambaram N. B. Harisankar1, Govindababu R Preethi2 
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

Correspondence Address:
Chidambaram N. B. Harisankar
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amalanagar, Thrissur, Kerala
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Harisankar CN, Preethi GR. 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.Thyroid Res Pract 2013;10:78-79


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Harisankar CN, Preethi GR. 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. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 May 17 ];10:78-79
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