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Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid in an autonomously functioning nodule

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Author(s): Calegaro José Ulisses M. | Dias Maria Stella Oliveira | Bae Sung Hoon | Moraes Sioeme da Silva | Gomes Enio de Freitas | Casulari Luiz Augusto

Journal: Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia
ISSN 0004-2730

Volume: 47;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 739;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Carcinoma | Papillary | Graves' disease | Hot nodule | Thyroid carcinoma | Thyroid nodule

ABSTRACT
The association of differentiated thyroid cancer and a functioning nodule is very low. We report on a case of papillary carcinoma in an autonomously functioning thyroid nodule in a 39 year-old female patient. The nodule extended to the whole right lobe and 131I scintigraphy has detected a ''hot'' nodule and a partial suppression of131I uptake in the left lobe. Serum TSH levels (RIA) were undetectable (
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