Pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor incidentally detected by 18F choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography

Giorgio Treglia, Filippo Lococo, Gianluigi Petrone, Frediano Inzani, Germano Perotti, Venanzio Porziella, Pierluigi Granone, Guido Rindi, Alessandro Giordano, Vittoria Rufini

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Abstract

We report the case of a pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor (NET) incidentally detected by F choline PET/CT performed during restaging in a 68-year-old patient affected by prostate cancer. To clarify the nature of the pulmonary lesion, the patient underwent a CT-guided biopsy which revealed the presence of a pulmonary NET. A subsequent Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT demonstrated the somatostatin receptor expression in the pulmonary lesion. The patient underwent a right lung lobectomy; at pathology, a well-differentiated NET was confirmed. Our case highlights that pulmonary NETs should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary lesions showing uptake of radiolabeled choline.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Feb 26 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Treglia, G., Lococo, F., Petrone, G., Inzani, F., Perotti, G., Porziella, V., Granone, P., Rindi, G., Giordano, A., & Rufini, V. (Accepted/In press). Pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor incidentally detected by 18F choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1097/RLU.0b013e318266cbf1