World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65--66

Autonomous Functioning Thyroid Nodule in a 4-year-old Male Child Treated with Radioiodine (I-131)


Abhishek Khare, Puneet Bhutani, Suneel Chauhan 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Army Hospital (R and R), New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Abhishek Khare
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Army Hospital (R and R), New Delhi - 110 010
India

Autonomous functioning thyroid nodules that cause toxic manifestations (toxic adenomas) are benign monoclonal tumors characterized by their capacity to grow and produce thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) autonomously, i.e. in the absence of thyrotropin thyroid stimulating hormone. Toxic adenomas are a rare presentation of hyperthyroidism in the pediatric population. Radioiodine (I-131) has been widely used for therapy of patients with toxic adenomas and is now accepted as a safe and effective treatment even in the pediatric age group. The authors here present a case of a 4-year-old boy with a solitary hyperfunctioning thyroid nodule, who was successfully treated with radioiodine (I-131) and is presently on follow-up.


How to cite this article:
Khare A, Bhutani P, Chauhan S. Autonomous Functioning Thyroid Nodule in a 4-year-old Male Child Treated with Radioiodine (I-131).World J Nucl Med 2013;12:65-66


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Khare A, Bhutani P, Chauhan S. Autonomous Functioning Thyroid Nodule in a 4-year-old Male Child Treated with Radioiodine (I-131). World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Sep 21 ];12:65-66
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