Effect of parotid gland massage on parotid gland Tc-99m pertechnetate uptake.

@article{Kim2012EffectOP,
  title={Effect of parotid gland massage on parotid gland Tc-99m pertechnetate uptake.},
  author={Hae Won Kim and Byeong-Cheol Ahn and Sang-Woo Lee and Jaetae Lee},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={611-6}
}
BACKGROUND Salivary dysfunction is the most common side effect associated with (131)I therapy in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of parotid gland (PG) massage on radioisotope accumulation in the salivary gland. METHODS Sixty patients were included in this study. Using Tc-99m pertechnetate… CONTINUE READING