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Follicular thyroid carcinoma metastasizing to rare sites and exhibiting variable inter-lesional heterogeneity on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and 131I

1 Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Tata Memorial Hospital Annexe, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sandip Basu,
Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Tata Memorial Hospital Annexe, Jerbai Wadia Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_79_20

A patient of differentiated follicular thyroid carcinoma with unusual sites of metastases is illustrated with 131 I and 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ( 18 F-FDG PET/CT) imaging findings. The described case harbored extremely rare metastasis to the urinary bladder with multi-organ metastatic disease (including unusual sites of right bronchus and hepatic metastases). There was inter-lesional heterogeneity among the metastatic lesions with regard to the 131 I and FDG uptake in the aforementioned lesions. The detection of such heterogeneity has important implications for patient management in metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma.

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