Primary Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction Visualized on 123I Preablation Scan for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Matthew D. Kay, Lilah F. Morris-Wiseman, Alex Beazer, Blair A. Winegar, Phillip H. Kuo

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A 56-y-old man underwent total thyroidectomy and bilateral central and right lateral neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma with lymph nodes metastases. Before radioiodine ablation, a 123I scan established the diagnosis of primary nasolacrimal duct obstruction (dacryostenosis).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-78
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of nuclear medicine technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020



  • 123I
  • 131I
  • nasolacrimal duct obstruction
  • papillary thyroid carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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