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Preliminary report on somatostatin receptor imaging in rare endocrine tumours.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19839144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our preliminary experience of Somatostatin Receptor Positive Tumour Scintigraphy (SRPTS) in the management of some rare neuroendocrine tumours is highlighted. Six patients were evaluated using SRPTS. A single patient each with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, recurrent medullary carcinoma of thyroid and Stage IV neuroblastoma. Two patients with phaeochromocytoma, and one patient with suspected insulinoma were evaluated. SRPTS was useful in three of the six patients studied i.e. patient with gastrinoma, recurrent medullary carcinoma of thyroid and metastatic neuroblastoma. SRPTS although expensive is a useful and cost-effective approach of rare endocrine tumours and it role as a first line tool in the diagnosis is discussed.
B J Abdullah; M Paramsothy; A S Khir; S P Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-20     Completed Date:  2009-12-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Medullary / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Neuroblastoma / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*,  ultrasonography
Receptors, Somatostatin*
Thyroid Neoplasms
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*,  ultrasonography
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Receptors, Somatostatin

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