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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 324-325

Detection of extramedullary hematopoietic tissue in a patient with beta-thalassemia major on Tc99m-sestamibi parathyroid scintigraphy

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital of Larissa, Thessaly, Greece
2 Department of Medical Physics, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Thessaly, Greece

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Dr. Varvara Valotassiou
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital of Larissa, Mezourlo, Larissa 41110, Thessaly
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_115_19

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A 50-year-old man with beta-thalassemia major underwent Tc-99m sestamibi parathyroid scintigraphy due to elevated parathyroid hormone and calcium serum levels. Single-photon emission computed tomography imaging of neck and thorax revealed a parathyroid adenoma, as well as increased tracer uptake in a paraspinal region in the right hemithorax, where X-ray and computed tomography of the thorax had shown previously a mass compatible with extramedullary hematopoietic tissue.

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