Detection of medullary thyroid cancer with MIBG imaging for pheochromocytoma

Tom Douglas Newton, Titus Augustine, Parthiban Arumugam, Rayaz Malik

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Abstract

A medullary thyroid cancer (MTC)/multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome was suspected in a patient having an metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scan while she was being investigated for pheochromocytoma. After surgery, this was confirmed histologically. Although MIBG scanning cannot be used as a screening tool for MTC because of its poor sensitivity for detection of MTC, this case report highlights that one should always scrutinize the thyroid gland while interpreting MIBG scans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-329
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Medullary thyroid cancer
  • Metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG)
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • Phaeochromocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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