Use of technetium Tc 99m sestamibi for detection of ...
|Title||Use of technetium Tc 99m sestamibi for detection of a parathyroid adenoma in a dog with primary hyperparathyroidism|
|Author(s)||C. Matwichuk, S. Taylor, A. Wilkinson, E. Dudzic, G. Matte, C. Outerbridge, C. Schmon, S. Ihle|
|Journal||Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association|
|Abstract||Double-phase parathyroid gland scintigraphy, using technetium Tc 99m sestamibi, correctly identified the existence and location of a parathyroid adenoma in a dog with primary hyperparathyroidism. The parathyroid adenoma was removed surgically 2 days after scintigraphy. An area of focal radionuclide uptake persisted in the region corresponding to the left external parathyroid gland in the delayed-phase image. Delayed-phase images from 3 healthy dogs and a dog with hypercalcemia of malignancy caused by lymphoma did not reveal an area of persistent radiotracer uptake. Double-phase parathyroid gland scintigraphy, using 99mTc-sestamibi, is a simple, rapid, noninvasive test, which can be used for detection and localization of parathyroid adenomas in hypercalcemic dogs. It also can help to differentiate these dogs from dogs with hypercalcemia of malignancy.|
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