Thyroid nodule - autonomous

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard


Weight loss. Anxiety.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

The thyroid gland demonstrates numerous nodules one of which is dominant and has increased perfusion. 

Nuclear medicine

Thyroid scan demonstrates marked increased uptake in the dominant nodule of the right lobe of thyroid. 

Case Discussion

This 60-year-old woman with Plummer disease (toxic multinodular goiter) and an autonomous thyroid nodule was identified. 

Case courtesy of Bob Cook, MD. Western Memorial Regional Hospital Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

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