111In-octreotide uptake in granulomatous and tumor lesions in a patient with small-cell lung cancer

F. Crippa, E. Bombardieri, A. Chiti, E. Soresi, R. Boffi, G. L. Buraggi

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Abstract

A case of a patient with small cell lung cancer and right submandibular node enlargement due to granulomatous lymphadenitis is presented. Diagnostic procedures included: biopsy of the cervical node, transmission computed tomography of the chest, bronchoscopic examination and biopsy of the pulmonary lesion. The patient underwent 111In-octreotide scintigraphy (whole body and single photon emission tomography) which revealed both lesions. We conclude that granulomatous lesions are to be considered as a possible cause of false positive results, when octreotide scintigraphy is used to evaluate distant metastases in patients with known cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-578
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of nuclear biology and medicine (Turin, Italy : 1991)
Volume38
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • In-octreotide
  • small-cell lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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