A rare case of synchronous bilateral pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor detected by 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT

Silvia Taralli, Giorgio Treglia, Germano Perotti, Paolo Graziano, Giuseppe Cardillo, Paola Castaldi, Maria Lucia Calcagni, Vittoria Rufini, Alessandro Giordano

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Abstract

A 64-year-old man was referred to our center for metabolic characterization of 2 bilateral pulmonary lesions, incidentally detected at computed tomography (CT). 18F-FDG PET/CT scan showed a weak radiopharmaceutical uptake in both pulmonary lesions. A subsequent 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT showed intense radiopharmaceutical uptake in both pulmonary lesions. Subsequently, the patient underwent histopathological examinations of both lesions, which showed a synchronous well-differentiated pulmonary neuroendocrine carcinoma (typical carcinoid tumor). This case reports a rare occurrence of synchronous pulmonary carcinoid, highlighting the role of different PET tracers for metabolic characterization of pulmonary nodules.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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Neuroendocrine Tumors
Tomography
Lung
Radiopharmaceuticals
Carcinoid Tumor
Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
68Ga-DOTANOC

Keywords

  • F-FDG
  • Ga-DOTANOC
  • PET/CT
  • pulmonary neuroendocrine carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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A rare case of synchronous bilateral pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor detected by 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT. / Taralli, Silvia; Treglia, Giorgio; Perotti, Germano; Graziano, Paolo; Cardillo, Giuseppe; Castaldi, Paola; Calcagni, Maria Lucia; Rufini, Vittoria; Giordano, Alessandro.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 37, No. 4, 04.2012.

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Taralli, S, Treglia, G, Perotti, G, Graziano, P, Cardillo, G, Castaldi, P, Calcagni, ML, Rufini, V & Giordano, A 2012, 'A rare case of synchronous bilateral pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor detected by 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT', Clinical Nuclear Medicine, vol. 37, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182444252
Taralli, Silvia ; Treglia, Giorgio ; Perotti, Germano ; Graziano, Paolo ; Cardillo, Giuseppe ; Castaldi, Paola ; Calcagni, Maria Lucia ; Rufini, Vittoria ; Giordano, Alessandro. / A rare case of synchronous bilateral pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor detected by 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2012 ; Vol. 37, No. 4.
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