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ea0044ep4 | (1) | SFEBES2016

Failure to suppress TSH in thyroid cancer – could it be Addison’s disease?

Fowler George E , Wadsley Jonathan , Webster Jonathan , Balasubramanian Sabapathy P

Background: Papillary thyroid cancer is the commonest thyroid malignancy. Surgery is first-line treatment, followed by radioiodine and long-term, high dose levothyroxine to suppress TSH.Cortisol is known to suppress TSH secretion by the pituitary, although the mechanism remains unclear. Correspondingly, hypocortisolism may raise TSH levels.Case Summary: A 64 year old woman presented with a right-sided thyroid nodule, normal TSH and...