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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-7  

Localization of a pheochromocytoma using I-123 MIBG adrenal scintigraphy.

S Shirkare, T Kuwert, M Weckesser, N Czech, KJ Langen, HW Muller-Gartner 
 Institut für Medizin, Forschungszentrum, Julich, Germany., Germany

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S Shirkare
Institut für Medizin, Forschungszentrum, Julich, Germany.
Germany

In a patient with the clinical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma, the localization of the tumor is essential for planning treatment. Recently, we have performed I-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) adrenal scintigraphy in a patient presenting with a history of paroxysmal hypertension. Scintigraphy accurately located an ectopic unilateral pheochromocytoma. The scintigraphic diagnosis was confirmed by surgery and a diagnosis of ectopic unilateral pheochromocytoma was made by histopathological examination. This case report illustrates the specific diagnosis of pheochromocytoma by I-123 MIBG scintigraphy which is especially useful when other diagnostic procedures are equivocal.


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Shirkare S, Kuwert T, Weckesser M, Czech N, Langen K J, Muller-Gartner H W. Localization of a pheochromocytoma using I-123 MIBG adrenal scintigraphy. J Postgrad Med 1994;40:85-7


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Shirkare S, Kuwert T, Weckesser M, Czech N, Langen K J, Muller-Gartner H W. Localization of a pheochromocytoma using I-123 MIBG adrenal scintigraphy. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1994 [cited 2022 Sep 27 ];40:85-7
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