Radioiodine avid adenomatous colon polyp in a post-treatment whole body radioiodine scan

Document Type : Case Report


1 Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran

2 Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Department, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran


A 47 year old female with papillary thyroid carcinoma was referred to our department for post-treatment whole body iodine scanning. The acquired images revealed a focal zone of intense radiotracer uptake in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. SPECT/CT fused slices showed a focal zone of the radioiodine (131I) uptake in the right colon wall. Colonoscopy revealed a pedunculated polyp in the right colon. Eventually, a benign adenomatous polyp was confirmed by histopathologic assessment. To the extent of our knowledge, this is the first case of large bowel polyp demonstrating radioiodine uptake, reported in the literature.


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