A Potential Pitfall in Parathyroid Scintigraphy: Description of A Rare Case

Antonella Francini, Ignazio Emmolo, Giuseppe Forte, Franco Acchiardi, Stephane Chauvie, Giorgio Borretta, Alberto Biggi

Abstract


         A 32 years old male patient after admission at our center was diagnosed as a primary hyperparathyroidism. Diagnostic imaging provided two different alternatives for the cause of the disease: an adenoma/carcinoma of the parathyroid gland or a hyper functioning thyroid node. The histology after surgical excision proved to be an adenoma of the parathyroid gland. This case report demonstrated this rare behavior for parathyroid scintigraphy in which parathyroid adenoma concentrates Tc99m-sestaMIBI in the early and late phase but also Tc99m-pertechnetate.




doi:10.4021/jmc39w


Keywords


Parathyroid; Scintigraphy

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