World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46--49

The Role of Octreotate Scan in Discrimination of Solitary Pulmonary Nodule


Fariba Rezaeetalab1, Kamran Aryana2, Davood Attaran3, Reza Bagheri4, Farshid Nattagh3, Shahrzad Mohamadzadeh Lari3 
1 Department of General Surgery, Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
3 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis Research Center, Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
4 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and Transplant Research Center, Emam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Reza Bagheri
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and Transplant Research Center, Emam Reza Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad
Iran

Solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is one of the most controversial clinical findings in patients. The aim of this study is to use 99m Tc-ethylenediamine diacetic acid/hydrazine nicotinamide (HYNIC)-TATE scan technique to evaluate nodules. From 2008 to 2010, 21 patients with SPN underwent 99m Tc-HYNIC-TATE scan after the initial assessment with high-resolution computed tomography and then accurate histopathologic diagnosis was established by trans-thoracic needle biopsy, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery and thoracotomy. After demographic evaluations, specificity and sensitivity of this method was studied. A total of 21 patients were included in our study, of which 12 patients were male and 9 were female. Their mean age was 45 ± 14.3 years. About 43% of the patients were symptom-free and in patients with pulmonary complaints, the most prevalent symptom was cough. Final histopathology tests and clinical follow-up proved that 14 cases (67%) were benign and 7 (33%) were malignant. The diagnostic technique used in our study had no false negative and there were only 3 cases of false positive. Sensitivity and specificity of this method are 100% and 79%, respectively and the diagnostic accuracy is 86%. 99m Tc-HYNIC-TATE scan can be helpful in evaluating patients with SPN and to reach a sensible decision on the method of treatment.


How to cite this article:
Rezaeetalab F, Aryana K, Attaran D, Bagheri R, Nattagh F, Lari SM. The Role of Octreotate Scan in Discrimination of Solitary Pulmonary Nodule.World J Nucl Med 2014;13:46-49


How to cite this URL:
Rezaeetalab F, Aryana K, Attaran D, Bagheri R, Nattagh F, Lari SM. The Role of Octreotate Scan in Discrimination of Solitary Pulmonary Nodule. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jul 16 ];13:46-49
Available from: http://www.wjnm.org/article.asp?issn=1450-1147;year=2014;volume=13;issue=1;spage=46;epage=49;aulast=Rezaeetalab;type=0