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September 1980

Early Detection of Asymptomatic Hereditary Chemodectoma With Radionuclide ScintiangiographyA Possibility for Family Screening and Surveillance

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology (Drs Veldman and Mulder) and Roentgen Diagnosis (Drs Ruijs and van Waes) and the Institute of Nuclear Medicine (Dr de Haas and Mr Hoekstra), University Hospital, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(9):547-552. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790330027009

• A large family with a history of hereditary chemodectoma has been successfully screened by means of radionuclide scintiangiography. This procedure could restrict selective and more invasive roentgenangiography only to those cases in which flow patterns are abnormal. Three asymptomatic cases of chemodectoma were revealed by this method. Early therapeutic measures may now be feasible. We discuss the possibilities for surveillance of these families without causing discomfort to the group involved.

(Arch Otolaryngol 106:547-552, 1980)