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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 301-303

A rare case of minimally invasive follicular thyroid cancer with intraluminal superior vena cava and right atrium metastases


Department of Nuclear Medicine, Penang Hospital, Malaysia

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Alex Cheen Hoe Khoo
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Penang Hospital, Jalan Residensi, 10990 George Town, Penang
Malaysia
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DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_43_18

PMID: 31516376

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Follicular thyroid cancers are known to spread hematogenously to the bones and lungs and rarely presenting with massive angioinvasion. We report a case of a middle-aged female who had undergone total thyroidectomy for minimally invasive follicular thyroid cancer with angioinvasion in 2014. She was noted to have a large tumor thrombus extending from the superior vena cava to the right atrium on whole body scan post-Iodine-131 (131I) remnant ablation therapy. We discuss the various imaging modalities, treatment options, and difficulties in managing such massive angioinvasion in patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancers.


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