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Hell J Nucl Med. 2009 May-Aug;12(2):161-4.

A patient with medullary thyroid carcinoma and right ventricular cardiac metastasis treated by (90)Y-Dotatoc.

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Department of Nuclear Medicine, Public Hospital of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.


Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is rare derived from C cells of the thyroid gland and represents approximately 5% of all thyroid carcinomas. We report a case of a 74 years old male with MTC, diagnosed in 2002 and treated with total thyroidectomy and lymphadenectomy. A metastatic lesion was diagnosed on the right ventricle by indium-111-octreoscan, fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computerized tomography, echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, high resolution computed tomography and was confirmed by histopathology. We present the results of treatment of this patient with yttrium-90-DOTA-tyr(3)-octreotide.

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