[131I]metaiodobenzylguanidine treatment of malignant pheochromocytoma: experience of the Rome group.


Five cases of malignant pheochromocytoma (3 men and 2 women, aged 26-43 years) were treated with [131I]metaiodobenzylguanidine (131I-MIBG). One patient had a voluminous adrenal tumor and multiple distant metastases; two patients had a recurrent tumor; two others a post-surgical residual tumor. The therapeutic procedure essentially consisted of single doses… (More)