World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79--80

Unilateral breast uptake of Tc-99m pertechnetate in a patient with cold nodule of the thyroid


Shankaramurthy Gayana, Anish Bhattacharya, Koramadai Karuppusamy Kamaleshwaran, Bhagwant Rai Mittal 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Anish Bhattacharya
Department of Nuclear Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160012
India

Common causes of unilateral breast uptake of Tc-99m pertechnetate are predominant breast-feeding on one side, mastitis, and breast cancer. Uptake of Tc-99m pertechnetate in the epithelial cells of the breast, like that of iodide, depends on the transmembrane sodium/iodide symporter (NIS), the expression of which is known to be greatly enhanced during lactation and in breast cancer. The authors present an interesting case of predominant left breast uptake of Tc-99m pertechnetate detected incidentally during thyroid scintigraphy, for the evaluation of a nodule in the left lobe of thyroid.


How to cite this article:
Gayana S, Bhattacharya A, Kamaleshwaran KK, Mittal BR. Unilateral breast uptake of Tc-99m pertechnetate in a patient with cold nodule of the thyroid.World J Nucl Med 2012;11:79-80


How to cite this URL:
Gayana S, Bhattacharya A, Kamaleshwaran KK, Mittal BR. Unilateral breast uptake of Tc-99m pertechnetate in a patient with cold nodule of the thyroid. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Jan 22 ];11:79-80
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