Imaging agent linked to false positives in Crohn's disease diagnosis

09/30/2008 |

The OctreoScan imaging agent, when used in neuroendocrine tumor detection, may cause false positive results in diagnosing Crohn's disease, Spanish researchers said. In a study of a patient suspected to have an ileal carcinoid tumor, the researchers obtained a positive OctreoScan and reported Crohn's disease after performing surgery and histological analysis. Immunohistochemical studies, however, did not reveal any somatostatin receptors, the researchers said.

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