Immunohistochemical localization and quantitative expression of somatostatin receptors in normal human spleen and thymus: Implications for the in vivo visualization during somatostatin receptor scintigraphy.

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BACKGROUND [111In-DTPA-D-Phe1]-octreotide scintigraphy allows the visualization of SRIF receptor (SSR)-expressing tumors, including thymic tumors, and normal tissues. While the spleen is clearly visualized, the thymus is not depicted, although both contain SSR. AIM We evaluated whether the heterogeneity, the type, and the amount of SSR might explain this… (More)
DOI: 10.3275/7871

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@article{Ferone2012ImmunohistochemicalLA, title={Immunohistochemical localization and quantitative expression of somatostatin receptors in normal human spleen and thymus: Implications for the in vivo visualization during somatostatin receptor scintigraphy.}, author={Diego Ferone and Rosario Pivonello and D. J. Kwekkeboom and Fernando Gatto and Pegah Ameri and Annamaria Colao and Ronald R. de Krijger and F. Minuto and S. W. J. Lamberts and Petrus Martin van Hagen and Laura Hofland}, journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation}, year={2012}, volume={35 5}, pages={528-34} }