A 47-Year-Old Woman with Pancytopenia After Treatment with Radioiodine Therapy

By Justin M. Watts, MD; Peter Maslak, MD; Martin S. Tallman, MD

A 47-year-old woman presented for evaluation of pancytopenia. She had been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer 18 months earlier and underwent total thyroidectomy followed by radioiodine (I-131) ablation for nodal and small pulmonary metastases. Cumulative dose of radioactive iodine was 312 mCi. She had an excellent response to radioiodine ...