Is Very High Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Level Required in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer for Ablation Success?


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HASBEK Z. , TURGUT B.

MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY, cilt.25, ss.79-84, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/mirt.88598
  • Dergi Adı: MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.79-84

Özet

Objective: Remnant ablation with radioactive iodine (I-131) is a successful form of treatment that aims to destroy the remaining residual tissue and/or metastatic tissue after total thyroidectomy in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients. High level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) (>= 30 mIU/L) is recommended for success of ablation treatment. In this retrospective study, our aim was to investigate whether the TSH levels at the time of ablation effect the success of radioactive iodine remnant ablation.