Incidental Diagnosis of Struma Ovarii Detected With Tc-99m SPECT/CT

Mulazimoglu M., Tamam M. O. , Ozpacaci T., Yildirim D., Ekmekci S., Ozcan D., ...More

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.37, no.3, pp.304-306, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rlu.0b013e31824440b9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.304-306
  • Keywords: struma ovarii, (99)mTc SPECT/CT, pelvic MRI, THYROID-CANCER, CT
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


We describe a case of asymptomatic struma ovarii in a 61-year-old woman who presented with elevated thyroglobulin level during checkup. Tc-99m pertechnetate whole-body scintigraphy showed a normal thyroid uptake, and an increased uptake localized on the upper left side of the urinary bladder corresponding to the ovary. Pelvic SPECT/CT confirmed increased uptake localized in left adnexal area. Histopatologic verification confirmed the diagnosis of struma ovarii. We report an unusual case of incidental diagnosis of struma ovarii with Tc-99m pelvic SPECT/CT imaging.