Ectopic mature cerebral tissue in the nasal cavity incidentally detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT

Filippo Lococo, Giorgio Treglia, Angelina Filice, Carmine Pernice, Annibale Versari, Massimiliano Paci, Cristian Rapicetta, Giorgio Sgarbi

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Abstract

Herein we describe a rare case of neuroglial heterotopia (ectopic mature cerebral tissue) incidentally detected by F-FDG PET/CT. A 52-year-old female patient underwent F-FDG PET/CT for metabolic characterization of a left pulmonary nodule. F-FDG PET/CT revealed increased radiopharmaceutical uptake corresponding to the pulmonary nodule pathologically described as adenocarcinoma. Furthermore, an area of increased F-FDG uptake corresponding to a lesion in the left nasal cavity was detected. Endoscopic biopsy of the nasal lesion showed the presence of ectopic mature cerebral tissue suggesting the presence of neuroglial heterotopia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e85-e87
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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