Metastatic renal cell carcinoma in the thyroid gland and pancreas showing uptake on 68Ga DOTATATE PET/CT scan

Gowri L. Kanthan*, Geoffrey Paul Schembri, Jaswinder Samra, Paul Roach, Edward Hsiao

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Abstract

68Ga DOTATATE PET/CT is an imaging technique used in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors. We report a case of 66-year-old woman with a history of surgically removed renal cell carcinoma who presented for a DOTATATE PET/CT scan to characterize a newly diagnosed pancreatic lesion. DOTATATE-avid lesions were identified in the thyroid gland and pancreas. Subsequent biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma at both sites. It is important to be aware that tumors other than neuroendocrine tumors may also show uptake on DOTATATE PET/CT scan. A biopsy may be required if lesions are identified at atypical sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-584
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume41
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

Keywords

  • 68Ga DOTATATE PET/CT
  • Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT
  • renal cell carcinoma
  • neuroendocrine tumors

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