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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-51

11 C-Methionine positron emission tomography-computed tomography in localization of methoxyisobutyl isonitrile negative ectopic parathyroid adenoma

1 Department of PET Imaging, INMAS, New Delhi, India
2 Division of Cyclotron and Radiopharmaceutical Sciences, INMAS, New Delhi, India

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Nikhil Seniaray
Department of PET Imaging, INMAS, Brig SK Mazumdar Marg, New Delhi - 110 054
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.172362

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Primary hyperparathyroidism is caused by parathyroid adenomas in 85% of the cases. Since parathyroid adenomas are known for their ectopic location, presurgical localization of the suspected site of adenoma is desirable. However, current imaging modalities are not always successful in localizing ectopic parathyroid adenomas. The aim of this case report is to show that 11 C-methionine positron emission tomography could accurately localize ectopic parathyroid adenomas in patients in whom conventional imaging had failed or is inconclusive.

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