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Successful pregnancy without disease progression of radioiodine refractory papillary thyroid carcinoma: a case report.

Successful pregnancy without disease progression of radioiodine refractory papillary thyroid carcinoma: a case report.
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Jin Y, Liu M, Cheng L, Chen L,


Jin Y, Liu M, Cheng L, Chen L, (click to view)

Jin Y, Liu M, Cheng L, Chen L,

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BMC cancer 2017 11 0917(1) 735 doi 10.1186/s12885-017-3717-3

Abstract
BACKGROUND
Pregnancy is an unquantifiable risk to accelerate tumor growth of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), and whether pregnancy induces an unfavorable prognosis of radioiodine refractory papillary thyroid carcinoma (RR-PTC) remains unknown.

CASE PRESENTATION
We investigated the impact of pregnancy on the prognosis of pulmonary metastases in an RR-PTC woman via a long-term clinical follow-up and consecutive computed tomography examinations and serum tests. After a successful pregnancy, the metastatic lesions shrank with serum thyroglobulin slightly fluctuated under sustained thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) suppression, demonstrating a favorable outcome.

CONCLUSIONS
This case study indicates that metastatic RR-PTC may not be aggravated by pregnancy under TSH suppression, and pregnancy should not be contraindicated in RR-PTC patients with stable disease.

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