Bone and lymph node metastases from neuroblastoma detected by 18F-DOPA-PET/CT and confirmed by posttherapy 131I-MIBG but negative on diagnostic 123I-MIBG scan

Arnoldo Piccardo, Egesta Lopci, Massimo Conte, Manlio Cabria, Angelina Cistaro, Alberto Garaventa, Giampiero Villavecchia

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Abstract

We report the case of a 6-year-old child with stage 4 neuroblastoma, previously treated with chemotherapy, which relapsed in the right mandibular branch, right submandibular lymph nodes, and bone marrow. These sites of recurrence were detected on diagnostic I-MIBG and confirmed by F-DOPA-PET/CT, which revealed the following 2 additional sites of disease: in the skull base and the left supraclavicular lymph nodes. The patient was scheduled for radioiodine therapy and received a total dose of 7400 MBq (200 mCi) of I-MIBG. The whole-body scan, acquired 72 hours later, revealed all sites of disease detected by F-DOPA-PET/CT, including those negative on I-MIBG scan.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 10 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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