Use Of 123 Iodine Metaiodobenzylguanidine Scintigraphy For The Diagnosis Of A Pheochromocytoma In A Dog

Berry CR, Wright KN, Breitschwerdt EB, et al.

Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 1993;34:52-55.

A 13-year-old neutered female Yorkshire terrier presented with a history of progressive episodic weakness and disorientation of 4 months duration. Physical and neurologic examinations were normal at presentation. Abdominal ultrasound revealed a mass involving the right adrenal gland. Standard planar scintigraphy was performed at 4, 18, and 24 hours after intravenous injection 185 MBq (5mCi) of 123I-labeled metaiodobenzylguanidine (123I-MIBG). An area of focal intense uptake was identified in the area of the right adrenal gland. A pheochromocytoma was confirmed histologically after surgical excision.