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08 February 2022: Original Paper

Impact of Thyroid Incidentaloma on Liver Transplant: A Study of 1010 Recipients at a Single Center

Yi-Chia Chan 12ABCE , Chao-Long Chen 12A , Chih-Che Lin 12A , Chee-Chien Yong 12BDE , Yi-Ju Wu 12BDE , Shun-Yu Chi 2AEF* , Fong-Fu Chou 2A

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.934988

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e934988

Table 2 Characteristics of the thyroid incidentalomas visualized on CT and PET.

Thyroid incidentaloma detected by
Chest CT (n=23)18F-FDG PET (n=15)
 Diffuse, n (%)67 (46.7%)
 Focal, n (%)8 (53.3%)
 SUV max3.1 (2.4–6.0)
1.5 (1.2–2.1)
1.7 (1.4–2.9)1.1 (1.8–3.1)
 Non-diagnostic, n42
 Benign, n123
 Atypia or follicular neoplasm, n32
 Suspicious or confirmed malignancy, n11
 Lobectomy, n1** 0
 Bilateral total thyroidectomy, n33
 Nodular goiter, n10
 Papillary thyroid cancer, n (%)3 (13.0%)3 (37.5%)***
Data are shown as the median (interquartile range (IQR) 25–75) and number (%).
* All patients had the diffuse FDG uptake of thyroid.
** Lobectomy was performed for the patient with nodular goiter.
*** In the group of focal FDG uptake with definite thyroid nodule (n=8).

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Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
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