EJMCR. 2018; 2(1): 6-8

Salivary gland duct obstruction after radioiodine therapy: a case report

Authors: Farkhanda Gillani, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Naeem.

ABSTRACT

Background: Radioiodine therapy has long been used in the treatment of hyperthyroid patients. Salivary complications secondary to radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment are well documented, there is little in the literature addressing salivary gland duct obstruction. We present a rare case of salivary gland duct obstruction developed 2 months after RAI treatment. Case Presentation: We describe a 50-year-old male, treated with RAI for hyperthyroidism. He developed pain and swelling in the left submandibular region, 2 months after receiving RAI treatment (25 mCi). His salivary gland scintigraphy was done after injecting 370 MBq (15 mCi) of Tc99m pertechnetate in supine position. It revealed retention of radiotracer in the left submandibular gland with no drainage through the duct system, even on giving lemon stimulus, favoring submandibular gland duct obstruction. Conclusion: We report this rare complication of submandibular gland duct injury occurring after RAI therapy. The occurrence of this complication even after low dose of radioiodine administration may be listed in gamut. All necessary measures must be taken to reduce such potential complications.

Keywords:
Radioactive iodine treatment, Submandibular gland, salivary gland scintigraphy, case report


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Salivary gland duct obstruction after radioiodine therapy: a case report


Authors
Farkhanda Gillani
PINUM, Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Muhammad Babar Imran
PINUM, Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Muhammad Naeem
PINUM, Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Correspondence to:
Farkhanda Gillani. Farkhanda Gillani, PINUM, Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan; farkhanda.gillani@yahoo.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 09 Sep 2017
Accepted 17 Dec 2017
Published in print 20 Feb 2018

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Gillani F, Imran MB, Naeem M. Salivary gland duct obstruction after radioiodine therapy: a case report. EJMCR. 2018; 2(1): 6-8. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/2


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Gillani F, Imran MB, Naeem M. Salivary gland duct obstruction after radioiodine therapy: a case report. EJMCR. (2018), [cited May 25, 2018]; 2(1): 6-8. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/2


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Gillani, F., Imran, M. B. & Naeem, M. (2018) Salivary gland duct obstruction after radioiodine therapy: a case report. EJMCR, 2 (1), 6-8. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/2


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Gillani, Farkhanda, Muhammad Babar Imran, and Muhammad Naeem. 2018. Salivary gland duct obstruction after radioiodine therapy: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2 (1), 6-8. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/2


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Gillani, Farkhanda, Muhammad Babar Imran, and Muhammad Naeem. "Salivary gland duct obstruction after radioiodine therapy: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 2 (2018), 6-8. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/2


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Gillani, Farkhanda, Muhammad Babar Imran, and Muhammad Naeem. "Salivary gland duct obstruction after radioiodine therapy: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 2.1 (2018), 6-8. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/2


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Gillani, F., Imran, M. B. & Naeem, M. (2018) Salivary gland duct obstruction after radioiodine therapy: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2 (1), 6-8. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/2


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