International Journal of Radiology Sciences

International Journal of Radiology Sciences


International Journal of Radiology Sciences
International Journal of Radiology Sciences
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Evaluation of trace elements in riedel’s struma using energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis

Vladimir Zaichick

Aim: Role of trace elements (TE) in etiology and pathogenesis of Riedel’s disease (RD) is unclear. The aim of this exploratory study was to assess whether there were significant changes in thyroid tissue levels of five TE (Br, Fe Rb, Sr, and Zn) are present in the fibrotic transformed thyroid. Methods: Five TE of thyroid tissue were determined in 6 patients with RD and 105 healthy populations. The measurements were performed using energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescent analysis. Results: Elevated mean values of Br and Rb content were found in thyroid with RD in comparison with normal level (in 6.4 and 1.8 times, respectively). Conclusions: There are considerable changes in some TE contents in tissue of thyroid with RD. Thus, it is reasonable to assume that the levels of these TE in thyroid tissue can be used as RD markers. However, this topic needs additional studies.
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Vladimir Zaichick. Evaluation of trace elements in riedel’s struma using energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis. International Journal of Radiology Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 30-34
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