Unsual bone metastasis to the rib and the tibia of a follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma

Ali Sellem, Wassim Elajmi, Yazid Mahjoub, Hatem Hammami
2015 Nuclear Medicine Review  
Usually differentiated thyroid cancer is a slow growing tumor with low metastatic potential. We present the case of female patient of 26-years-old who underwent thyroidectomy, followed by 3.7 GBq of 131 I. The post-therapeutic whole-body scan showed intense uptake in the left part of posterior thorax and a faint radioactivity in the upper right tibia. A Chest CT-scan and a localized knee MRI confirm that they are bone metastasis in the middle portion of the 8 th right rib and in the upper
more » ... in the upper tibial metaphysic. KEY words: thyroid papillary carcinoma, bone metastasis Nuclear Med Rev 2015; 18, 2: 107-109
doi:10.5603/nmr.2015.0025 pmid:26315873 fatcat:4tkih6ulcjhqrktfy7hk22pm44