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Revista médica de Chile

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SPULER, Jane; PAILLAHUEQUE, Gabriela; GONZALEZ, Patricio  and  CAMPOS, David. Intravenous radioiodine and recombinant human TSH in a patient with extensive thyroid cáncer. Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2018, vol.146, n.10, pp.1220-1223. ISSN 0034-9887.

We report a 72-years-old male patient with extensive differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), who required a tracheostomy and gastrostomy. Considering his clinical condition, risk of aspiration and management of the ostomies, radioiodine (131I) was administered intravenously, using recombinant human thyrotropin (rhTSH) and levothyroxine. The procedure was successful, both clinically and in terms of radioprotection.

Keywords : Gastrostomy; Iodine Radioisotopes; Tracheostomy; Thyrotropin Alfa; Thyroid Neoplasms.

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