Neurenteric cyst diagnosed by technetium-99m pertechnetate sequential scintigraphy

J Kropp, D Emons, C Winkler
1987 Journal of Nuclear Medicine  
Neurenteric cysts are rare congenital anomalies which present as mediastinal tumors associated with vertebra anomalies. Two-thirds of them are lined with gastric mucosa and are potentially life threatening. An exact differential diagnosis is difficult preoperatively but is absolutely necessary because of the grave prognosis if left untreated. We present a case in which [99mTc]pertechnetate sequential scintigraphy demonstrated gastric mucosa in the cyst and helped to confirm the diagnosis. The
more » ... he diagnosis. The scintigraphic findings are correlated with radiologic, sonographic, and pathologic features.
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