Fortuitous detection of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid with F-18 FDG positron emission tomography in a patient with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Use of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-18 FDG PET) in patients with known thyroid cancer is well documented, but the role of this imaging modality in the initial workup of a thyroid nodule has not been defined. The incidental finding of a hypermetabolic focus in the thyroid on F-18 FDG PET in patients with a variety of primary malignancies is reported. Based on the authors' literature search, this is the first documented case of a thyroid cancer resulting from papillary carcinoma detected in a patient with a history of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, CE; Joyce, JM; Patel, N; Lichter, J

Published Date

  • September 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 782 - 783

PubMed ID

  • 12973010

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-9762

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.rlu.0000082675.64816.22


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States