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Clinical utility of a simple physical technique in thyroid scintigraphy.
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PMID:  3440469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty two patients with visualization of one lobe or one lobe with faint active thyroid tissue in the region of the other lobe on thyroid scintigraphy, were studied using shielding of the active thyroid tissue in order to visualize the rest of the gland. This technique is useful in the differential diagnosis of autonomous nodules without need for the time consuming, costly, and sometimes hazardous TSH stimulation and T3 suppression tests. Furthermore, this technique could be used to verify total lobectomy in patients following thyroid surgery. Further work to differentiate congenital thyroid hemiagenesis from non toxic sutonomous nodules is suggested.
M A Al-Eid; R A Al-Attar; A Y Al Hindawi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of nuclear medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0340-6997     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-04-19     Completed Date:  1988-04-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606882     Medline TA:  Eur J Nucl Med     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  443-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Medicine, Al-Mustansyriah University, Al-Yarmouk Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq.
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MeSH Terms
Adenoma / radionuclide imaging
Middle Aged
Thyroid Gland / radionuclide imaging*
Thyroid Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging

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