Cyber Monday 50% Off! Get our cervical spine x-ray interpretation course for just $9 LEARN MORE

Pyramidal lobe

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

Thyroid uptake and scan was ordered as TSH was <0.005, evaluate for hyperthroidism.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine

I-123 thyroid scan

There is increased thyroid uptake at 4 and 24 hour period on I-123 scan diffusely, consistent with Grave's disease.

Also seen is a prominent pyramidal lobe showing the increased radio active iodine uptake.

Case Discussion

Remember the anatomy of the thyroid gland, including variants, when reading the scan. No further work up needed. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 71561
Published: 11th Oct 2019
Last edited: 12th Oct 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Augusta University

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.