Thyroid hemangioma: A case report with a review of the literature

Rakesh Kumar, Ritesh Gupta, Shikha Khullar, Bharthi Dasan, Arun Malhotra

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A 53-year-old man was found serendipitously to have increased blood-pool uptake in the right lobe of the thyroid during a radionuclide ventriculography study for left ventricular function. Primary thyroid hemangioma is a rare condition, with only two cases reported in tile literature. Secondary hemangioma may occur as a result of fine-needle aspiration. This technique may cause hematoma formation, which generally resolves normally, but on rare occasions it can lead to cavernous hemangioma formation. In patients with a thyroid swelling who have a cold nodule on a thyroid scan and only blood on repeated fine-needle aspiration, Tc-99m erythrocyte blood-pool imaging may be performed to diagnose hemangioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-771
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Blood-Pool Imaging
  • Thyroid Hemangioma
  • Thyroid Scan

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