Bone lesion in a patient with transplanted liver for a metastatic carcinoid. The role of somatostatin receptor scintigraphy

Giordano Savelli, Arturo Chiti, Antonella Spinelli, Enrico Regalia, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Maria Rita Castellani, Luca Balzarini, Renato Musumeci, Emilio Bombardieri

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A patient who had previously undergone ileal resection and liver transplantation for a gastroenferopancreatic (GEP) tumor was evaluated with somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) using 111In-DTPA-D-Phe1- pentetreotide. Eighteen months after surgery during follow-up procedures, conventional imaging techniques (ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) only showed a relapse in the gastropenoretic lymph nodes, while SRS demonstrated skeletal spread. This case report emphasizes the clinical impact of SRS on the management of patients affected by neuroendocrine gastroenteropancreatic tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998



  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Radionuclide imaging
  • Somatostatin receptors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research

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