Localization of Tc-99m sestamibi (MIBI) by parathyroid adenomas (PA) is well known. Typically the radionuclide washes out slowly from the PAs located in the neck. Rapid washout from some PAs has been reported. Various hypotheses have been postulated for slow and rapid clearance of MIBI from PAs, located in the neck. However, the washout of MIBI from ectopic parathyroid adenoma (EPA) in not well reported. We present a case of EPA with rapid washout of MIBI. Hence, early MIBI imaging plays an important role in the evaluation of EPA.
- Parathyroid adenoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging