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Dopamine-producing paraganglioma not visualized by iodine-123-MIBG scintigraphy.

  title={Dopamine-producing paraganglioma not visualized by iodine-123-MIBG scintigraphy.},
  author={Teun van Gelder and Gert T. Verhoeven and Peter de Jong and H. Yoe Oei and Eric Paul Krenning and Vojislav D Vuzevski and Anton H. van den Meiracker},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={36 4},
A patient with an aorticopulmonary paraganglioma was found to have normal plasma norepinephrine and epinephrine levels and elevated dopamine levels. Iodine-123-MIBG scintigraphy did not visualize this tumor. The same finding on a negative MIBG scan in two patients with exclusively dopamine-secreting chemodectomas has been previously reported. In our patient, [111In-DTPA-D-Phe1]-octreotide scintigraphy proved to be an effective imaging technique.