Bilateral increased Tl-201 uptake of lacrimal glands caused by crying of a child during injection

Ĉapa G., Deǧirmenci B., Durak H.

Clinical Nuclear Medicine, vol.25, no.1, pp.56, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00003072-200001000-00014
  • Journal Name: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.56
  • Keywords: Lacrimal Gland Uptake, Reflex Production, Tear Fluid, Tl-201
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


A 4-year-old boy with retinoblastoma whose left eye was enucleated was referred for tumor imaging. Tl-201 tumor imaging was performed to detect possible recurrence of the primary tumor. He was agitated and cried during injection, and as a result bilateral increased lacrimal gland uptake was seen on early images. Crying during injection should be excluded, especially in children, when significant lacrimal gland uptake of Tl-201 is present.