A case of malignant pheochromocytoma treated with 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine and alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine.

@article{Nakagami1990ACO,
  title={A case of malignant pheochromocytoma treated with 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine and alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine.},
  author={Yasushi Nakagami and Kaoru Nomura and Kiyoko Kusakabe and N Miko and Takao Tsushima and Hisako Demura},
  journal={Japanese journal of medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={329-33}
}
A 47-year-old man had surgery for paraaortic paraganglioma in 1980 and 1985. In 1987, his urinary excretion of catecholamines and metabolites was extremely high. Scintigraphy with 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) showed multiple bone and liver metastases. He was treated twice with infusions of 3.7 GBq of 131I-MIBG. After the first treatment, he had transient hypertension and pain in the back and right leg. Subsequent 131I-MIBG scintigraphy showed that the number of metastatic tumors had… CONTINUE READING