Specializing in Nuclear Medicine, and Radioactive Iodine therapy for thyroid diseases.
Aside from performing diagnostic Nuclear Medicine procedures, i also provide Radioactive Iodine Therapy to benign or malignant thyroid disorders. I also do Sentinel node mapping, as an adjunct prior to Breast cancer surgery.
Thyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism is relatively rare in children. According to reports, the yearly incidence is 8 per 1 million children who are younger than 15 years old and 1 per 1 million in children younger than 4 years old. Among these patients, Graves’ Disease is the most common cause. It is noted that girls are affected five times more than boys. A family history of hyperthyroidism should be sought because many have a positive family history of autoimmune thyroid diseases. A clinical profile includes several month records of progressive symptoms, of which, the most common are often behavioral disturbances such » » » [Read more]