A meta-iodobenzylguanidine scintigraphic scoring system increases accuracy in the diagnostic management of pheochromocytoma.

@article{Cecchin2006AMS,
  title={A meta-iodobenzylguanidine scintigraphic scoring system increases accuracy in the diagnostic management of pheochromocytoma.},
  author={Diego Cecchin and Franco Lumachi and Maria Cristina Marzola and Giuseppe Opocher and C Scaroni and Pietro Zucchetta and Franco Mantero and Franco Bui},
  journal={Endocrine-related cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          525-33
        }
}
As observed by other authors, normal adrenal medullary tissue frequently gives an apparently positive meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scan in cases studied using 123I-MIBG and less frequently 131I-MIBG. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of a scoring system, based on different uptakes of the radiopharmaceutical, to improve the accuracy of 123I-MIBG scintigraphy in patients with either adrenal or extra-adrenal pheochromocytomas. Charts from 67 consecutive patients (29 males and… CONTINUE READING

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