68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT in an Atypical Extraskeletal Paravertebral Hemangioma Mimicking as Neurogenic Tumor in a Known Case of Breast Cancer

Shelvin Kumar Vadi, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Ashwin Singh Parihar, Rajender Kumar, Harmandeep Singh, Gurpreet Singh

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Abstract

68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT is well documented in evaluation of well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors and in other lesions with somatostatin receptor expression such as pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma, neuroblastoma, meningioma, and mesenchymal tumors causing oncogenic osteomalacia. Causes of interpretative pitfalls include prominent pancreatic uncinate process activity, inflammation, osteoblastic activity (degenerative bone disease/fracture/vertebral hemangioma), splenunculi/splenosis, and others. We present a case of extraskeletal paravertebral lesion detected in a known case of breast cancer with increased 68Ga-DOTANOC uptake later proved to be hemangioma. This is a novel finding and should be kept as a rare benign differential in evaluation of lesions with somatostatin receptor expression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E364-E366
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2019

Keywords

  • 18F-FDG
  • 68Ga-DOTANOC
  • extraskeletal hemangioma
  • paravertebral lesion
  • PET/CT
  • SSTR expression

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