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June 1971

Radioisotope Scanning for Parotid Oncocytoma

Author Affiliations

Winston-Salem, NC
From the Division of Otolaryngology (Drs. Ausband and Kittrell), and the Department of Radiology (Dr. Cowan), Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Kittrell is currently at Marysville Medical Clinic, Marysville, Calif).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(6):628-629. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060930016

This is the first report of radioisotope scanning in parotid oncocytoma. This tumor showed increased concentration of sodium pertechnetate Tc 99m. Review of the recent literature indicates that benign tumors are "hot," while intermediate and malignant tumors are either normal, or "cold" on radioisotope scanning.

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