Riedel thyroiditis demonstrated on gallium scintigraphy

Grace Yung, Kishani Kannangara, Chuong Bui, Robert Mansberg*, Bernard Champion

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A 37-year-old woman presented with a history of gradual onset of fatigue, myalgia, low grade fever, and neck pain. A CT scan and magnetic resonance imaging were performed, which demonstrated a markedly enlarged thyroid gland with partial compression of the trachea. A gallium scan was performed to assess for gallium avid lymphoma. This demonstrated diffuse gallium uptake throughout the thyroid gland. Core biopsy showed a hyalinized fibrous stroma, chronic inflammatory infiltrate, and absence of follicular cells confirming Riedel thyroiditis. The patient's symptoms responded to corticosteroid administration and thyroxine replacement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-617
Number of pages4
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Riedel's thyroiditis
  • gallium scan
  • retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • OF-THE-LITERATURE
  • RETROPERITONEAL FIBROSIS
  • MULTIFOCAL FIBROSCLEROSIS

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