Serial stimulated thyroglobulin measurements are more specific for detecting distant metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer before radioiodine
In our case, a radioiodine
avid left adrenal gland metastasis was suspected on iodine 131 WBS and confirmed by additional I-131 SPECT/CT imaging.
The thymus would suffer less damage, and some thymic tissues may remain compared with the thyroid after radioiodine
Of these, 555 were hypothyroid, 98 were hyperthyroid and treated with antithyroid drugs, 75 underwent radioiodine
treatment for Graves' disease or Plummer adenoma, 100 underwent thyroid surgery for compressive symptoms or malignancy, 527 had nodules smaller than 5 mm, were lost at follow-up, or had less than 3 visits, 100 had chronic autoimmune thyroiditis in euthyroidism, 25 were treated with ethanol ablation for cystic nodules, and 43 underwent suppressive therapy with levothyroxine for nodular goiter.
These studies evaluated whether rates of successful ablation would be similar among patients receiving recombinant human thyrotropin (rhTSH), patients undergoing thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW) and among patients receiving low or high amount of radioiodine
In a retrospective study of 621 patients (25), patients treated with radioiodine
had increased risk of spine and forearm fractures, especially in age group 50 years or older.
Therapy for Hyperthyroidism, N Engl J Med 2011;364:542-50.
Acute myeloid leukemia following radioiodine
therapy: Case report and brief literature review.
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma in childhood and adolescence--clinical course and role of radioiodine
. Pediatr Blood Cancer.
Focal bronchiectasis causing abnormal pulmonary radioiodine
uptake in a patient with well-differentiated papillary thyroid carcinoma.
In rare cases, cats may become hypothyroid and require thyroxine supplementation or may require a follow-up dose of radioiodine
to successfully restore normal thyroxine levels, but these are highly unlikely to occur.
(8) Prior treatment for Graves' disease by way of surgery or radioiodine
can also result in hypothyroidism.