REZIDIVNACHWEIS EINES GLOMUS-CAROTICUM-TUMORS MIT DER SOMATOSTATIN-REZEPTOR-SZINTIGRAPHIE

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnosis of a glomus-caroticum tumour-recurrence by somatostatin receptor scintigraphy

A. Schumacher, M. Jonas, E. Rummeny, S. H. Schmid, H. H. Scheid, O. Schober

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Abstract

Glomus caroticum tumours belong to the non chromaffine paragangliomas. As the incidence is very poor with 1% in the collective of a vascular-surgery department, the correct diagnosis is preoperatively only found in 10-20% of the cases. The early detection of primary- or recurrence-tumour is important for the surgical proceedings. With advanced tumour-stage, i.e. with involvement of the carotid artery in the tumour process, the perioperative mortality increases. Furthermore nerve lesions following surgical tumour-resection as a complication are more frequent. This case-report point out the importance of the somatostatin-receptor-scintigraphy in the differentiation of glomus caroticum tumour recurrence and postoperative scar. In our patient the suspicion of tumour-recurrence came up already 2 years ago, but could not be verified by MRT and angiography.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnosis of a glomus-caroticum tumour-recurrence by somatostatin receptor scintigraphy
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)38-41
Number of pages4
JournalNuklearMedizin
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes

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