A case of abdominal mesothelioma diagnosed

The Netherlands Journal of Medicine. 2006 May;64(5):157-9. [Link]

J.H.M.J. Vestjens1*, M.S. Rahnama1, B.T. Brans2, J. Buijs1

Departments of 1Internal Medicine and 2Nuclear Medicine, Atrium Medical Centre, Henri Dunantstraat 5, 6419 PC Heerlen, the Netherlands, *corresponding author: tel.: +31 (0)45-576 66 66, fax: +31 (0)45-571 33 60, e-mail: hannekevestjens@yahoo.com


We present a case of peritoneal mesothelioma that presented with fever of unknown origin and an elevation in the inflammatory parameters. Radiological imaging did not reveal a diagnosis. Because of tumour-associated inflammatory activity, indium-III leucocyte scintigraphy enabled us to establish a diagnosis. To our knowledge, the use of indium-III leucocyte scintigraphy in peritoneal mesothelioma has not been reported previously.

Keywords: Peritoneal mesothelioma, indium-111 leucocyte