Resting Tl-201 scintigraphy in the evaluation of coronary artery disease in children with Hurler syndrome

R. P. Du Cret, E. J. Weinberg, C. A. Jackson, E. A. Braunlin, R. J. Boudreau, C. C. Kuni, B. M. Carpenter, D. W. Hunter, W. Krivit, G. Bodeau

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Abstract

Severe coronary artery disease may occur early in the course of mucopolysaccharidosis. The authors present radiologic, scintigraphic, and pathologic findings in five patients with Hurler syndrome. Thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy and selective coronary angiography obtained within 2 days to 6 months were correlated in five patients. Postmortem examination of the coronary arteries was obtained in one patient within hours of angiography. Interobserver agreement on grading of scintigraphic abnormalities was poor. Nonspecific findings on Tl-201 studies included septal abnormalities in all five patients. Scintigraphic findings were corroborated by angiography and postmortem results in only 3 of 5 patients. Our findings suggest that resting Tl-201 scintigraphy has limited value in the detection of coronary artery disease in patients with Hurler syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)975-978
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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