MIBG Case 6

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14/52 ex premature male infant presents with easy bruising and multiple soft tissue masses. Abdominal ultrasound suggests metastatic neuroblastoma. Histology and biochemistry awaited, ?MIBG uptake.


Anterior and posterior images are shown, 24hrs after injection

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1) Are there any abnormal areas of uptake?
2) If so, where?
3) What is the significance of MIBG uptake?
4) If the MIBG is normal does a bone marrow biopsy still need doing?

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