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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Sternal metastasis from dedifferentiated thyroid cancer: Value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography–computed tomography imaging in thyroglobulin elevated negative iodine scan syndrome


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Endocrinology, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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R L Vijayaraghavan
Basement, Multispeciality and Cancer Hospital Building, Narayana Health City, Plot No. 258A, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560 099, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.168902

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Differentiated thyroid cancers are generally iodine avid and have an indolent growth rate. Dedifferentiation of thyroid cancer is rare and is commonly accompanied with more aggressive growth, metastatic spread, and loss of iodine avidity. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography–computed tomography (18F FDG PET–CT) plays an important role in identifying the extent of dedifferentiated disease and aids further management. The present case highlights the importance of 18F FDG PET-CT imaging in thyroglobulin elevated negative iodine scan syndrome clinically presenting with sternal metastasis.


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