The Visualization of Granulomatous Disease With Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy

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Abstract

In-111 labeled pentetreotide scintigraphy was applied to three patients with proven granulomatous disease (two with sarcoidosis, one with tuberculosis). All revealed accumulation of ln-111 labeled pentetreotide in the granulomatous lesions, which was considered to be due to the presence of activated lymphocytes in these regions. This method may be of value in assessing the activity and extent of sarcoidosis and tuberculosis.

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