• 1 Hospital Pulau Pinang


Well differentiated thyroid carcinoma is the most commonly seen thyroid cancer. One of
the presenting symptoms is thyroid nodule. In most cases following initial workup and
whereby tumour is resectable, surgery is the mainstay of treatment. The subsequent
postsurgical management utilising radionuclide Iodine-131 (I-131) has long been
established and extensively being studied and discussed. This present case report
illustrates the general overview of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) as well as the
concerns related to radioiodine ablation in a postpartum patient with DTC.