February 1996

A False-Positive Localization of a Parathyroid Adenoma With Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi Scan Secondary to a Thyroid Follicular Carcinoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Straub Clinic & Hospital and the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu.

Arch Surg. 1996;131(2):216-217. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1996.01430140106026

Using technetium Tc 99m sestamibi for localization of a parathyroid adenoma in primary hyperparathyroidism, we describe the first reported case of increased uptake due to a thyroid follicular carcinoma. Prior false-positive results have been reported exclusively with follicular adenomas.

(Arch Surg. 1996;131:216-217)