Sestamibi Retention in a Breast Fibroadenoma in a Case of Hypercalcemia With Parathyroid Adenoma

Anaforoğlu I., Algun E. , SAHIN R., OCAK I. H.

ENDOCRINOLOGIST, cilt.20, sa.1, ss.17-18, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/ten.0b013e3181cb480f
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.17-18


Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause of hypercalcemia in nonhospitalized patients. Recently, technetium-99m sestamibi (methoxyisobutylisonitrile, Tc-99m MIBI) imaging has been established as the best method for detecting a parathyroid adenoma. However, sestamibi accumulates in a number of nonparathyroid tissues. We report a patient with suspected primary hyperparathyroidism, who underwent sestamibi parathyroid imaging. In addition to sestamibi retention in a parathyroid adenoma, retention was observed in a breast fibroadenoma, which mimicked an ectopic parathyroid adenoma.