A difficult therapeutic problem with a nuclear medicine solution: A case report

J. Corley, J. Yoder, G. Burke

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In this report, we describe the preparation of sterile 32P chromic phosphate for injection into a small cystic brain tumor. The tumor, a recurrent cystic craniopharyngioma, was situated in the pituitary fossa and extended near the optic chiasm into the midbrain of the patient. A 10-cm needle was placed into the cyst through a tiny burr hole in the patient's skull and the 32P was injected through the burr hole. The patient was discharged 36 hr later to return to his normal routine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-196
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995



  • Craniopharyngioma
  • P chromic phosphate
  • Radionuclide therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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