Toxic thyroid adenoma on thyroid scintigraphy
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RAIU is elevated in a specific focal area of the left thyroid lobe relative to the extrafocal tissue. Characteristic finding in Plummer syndrome (i.e. a toxic adenoma).
Results: RAIU is mild to moderately elevated, unlike Graves disease. Not all nodules are toxic, and come cases may present as euthyroid.
- Intenzo C., dePapp A, Jabbour S, Miller J, Kim S, Capuzzi D. (2003) Scintigraphic Manifestations of Thyrotoxicosis. RadioGraphics, 23, 857-869.
- Intenzo C, Capuzzi D, Jabbour S, Kim S, dePapp A. (2001). Scinitigraphic features of Autoimmune Thyroiditis. RadioGraphics, 21, 957-964. - Pub Med citation
- Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging: http://interactive.snm.org/docs/Thyroid_Scintigraphy_V3.pdf