Congenital hyperinsulinism: [18F] DOPA PET/CT scan of a focal lesion in the head of the pancreas

Kapoor, R. R.; Gilbert, C.; Mohnike, K.; Blankenstein, O.; Fuechtner, F.; Hussain, K.
March 2008
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Mar2008, Vol. 93 Issue 2, pF166
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of a 3-day old neonate presented with several hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia. The neonate underwent an integrated flourine-18 dihydroxy-phenylalanine positron emission tomography scanning to differentiate diffuse from focal disease and to detect the location of the focal lesion. According to the authors, this scanning is now preferred method for differentiating diffuse from focal congenital hyperinsulinism because it provides better diagnostic accuracy.


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