Detection of medullary thyroid cancer with MIBG imaging for pheochromocytoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • 3-Iodobenzylguanidine
  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Thyroid Neoplasms

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.

publication date

  • May 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31816a7a4d

PubMed ID

  • 18431145

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 328

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 33

number

  • 5