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      Thallium-201 Scintigraphy in the Diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma

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          6 patients were studied by <sup>201</sup>T1 scintigraphy; 1 of them suffered from a benign, and another from a malignant adrenal pheochromocytoma. 1 patient had a hormonal inactive adrenal tumor, 3 others multiple organ metastases of malignant pheochromocytomas. At the same time, 3 of the patients were studied by <sup>131</sup>I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (<sup>131</sup>I-MIBG) scintigraphy. Using different techniques like kinetic studies, whole-body scan or a <sup>201</sup>T1-<sup>99m</sup>-Tc difference scan, benign and malignant pheochromocytoma tissues could be localized by <sup>201</sup>T1 scintigraphy. Benign and malignant pheochromocytomas showed different kinetics of <sup>201</sup>T1. In 2 patients with multiple organ metastases of malignant pheochromocytomas, the metastases were partly imaged by <sup>131</sup>I-MIBG, the others by <sup>201</sup>T1.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-4079-7
          978-3-318-00139-6
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1985
          1985
          11 November 2008
          : 72
          : Suppl 1
          : 150-152
          Affiliations
          Departments of aGeneral and Abdominal Surgery, bGeneral Nuclear Medicine, and cEndocrinology, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt a. Main, FRG
          Article
          173963 Cardiology 1985;72:150–152
          10.1159/000173963
          4053122
          © 1985 S. Karger AG, Basel

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