Octreotide Case 4

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53 year old male. Previously resected 5cm ileal carcinoid tumour. Ultrasound shows probably liver metastases. Normal urinary 5HIAA (31 micromoles / 24hrs, normal range 5-37). ? Mets


Anterior and posterior images are shown, 48hrs after injection

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1) Any evidence for metastases?
2) Explain the normal 5HIAA

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