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Routine preoperative (123)I-MIBG scintigraphy for patients with phaeochromocytoma is not necessary.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Functional imaging using (123)I-meta-iodo-benzyl-guanetidine (MIBG) scintigraphy has alleged 100% specificity for phaeochromocytoma (PHAEO). Its benefit in patients with biochemical diagnosis of PHAEO is arguable when cross-sectional radiology can demonstrate the side-size of the adrenal tumours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective review of clinical notes of patients undergoing adrenalectomy for PHAEO in a University centre. RESULTS: Between January 2000 and December ...

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10.1007/s00423-008-0387-2

Authors


Gleeson, F More by this author
Roskell, D More by this author
Journal:
Langenbeck's archives of surgery / Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Chirurgie
Volume:
393
Issue:
5
Pages:
725-727
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1435-2451
ISSN:
1435-2443
URN:
uuid:6f13d4ab-ada8-43b7-ad49-9d5b438c0ae7
Source identifiers:
324204
Local pid:
pubs:324204

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