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Clin Nucl Med. 2013 Feb;38(2):157-8. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31827a0037.

Increased iodine uptake in the Nabothian cyst.

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  • 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.


A 31-year-old female patient with papillary thyroid cancer, status post-total thyroidectomy and radioablation with (131)I underwent posttherapy whole-body scan with SPECT, which revealed increased iodine activity in the cervix. The subsequent ultrasound examination demonstrated that the site of elevated iodine activity was caused by cervical Nabothian cyst.

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