Accumulation of 131I in Esophageal Diverticulum Diagnosed by SPECT/CT.

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Summary of "Accumulation of 131I in Esophageal Diverticulum Diagnosed by SPECT/CT."

A 72-year-old man underwent total thyroidectomy and radioiodine remnant ablation for papillary thyroid cancer in 2016. The posttherapy whole-body scan showed uptake in the neck, classified as residual thyroid tissue. Two years later, the patient came to our observation to perform a second radioiodine therapy for high levels of thyroglobulin. The planar posttherapy scan showed a focal radioiodine area in the neck. SPECT/CT diagnosed a voluminous esophageal diverticulum located in the upper third of the esophagus. A CT performed to discover the source of thyroglobulin excluded locoregional or distant metastases and confirmed the presence of a Zenker diverticulum.


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Name: Clinical nuclear medicine
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