Case report: Failure of adrenal scintigraphy to exhibit 131I cholesterol uptake in a CT-demonstrated, surgically proven aldosteronoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • 19-Iodocholesterol
  • Adenoma
  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms

abstract

  • This is the case of a large 2 x 1.5 cm adrenal tumor demonstrated on CT scan that was proven biochemically and surgically to be an aldosteronoma and that did not concentrate 6-beta(131I)-iodo-methyl-19-norcholesterol (NP-59). Before the publication of this case, all CT-identified aldosteronomas of greater than 1 cm have concentrated NP-59. Previously, an adrenal mass of greater than 1 cm that failed to concentrate NP-59 was excluded from being an aldosteronoma. This concept must be reevaluated with the publication of this case.

publication date

  • September 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8783680

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 130

end page

  • 2

volume

  • 312

number

  • 3