Case report: failure of adrenal scintigraphy to exhibit 131I cholesterol uptake in a CT-demonstrated, surgically proven aldosteronoma.
This is the case of a large 2 x 1.5 cm adrenal tumor demonstrated on CT scan that was proven biochemically and surgically to be an aldosteronoma and that did not concentrate 6-beta(131I)-iodo-methyl-19-norcholesterol (NP-59). Before the publication of this case, all CT-identified aldosteronomas of greater than 1 cm have concentrated NP-59. Previously, an adrenal mass of greater than 1 cm that failed to concentrate NP-59 was excluded from being an aldosteronoma. This concept must be reevaluated with the publication of this case.