Unusual Presentation of Relapse in Neuroblastoma: Pancreatic Metastases Detected by 123I-MIBG Scintigraphy

Maria Felicia Villani, Maria Luisa D’Andrea, Aurora Castellano, Milena Pizzoferro, Maria Carmen Garganese

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor in children and accounts for 8% to 10% of all childhood cancers. The spread of metastases is both lymphatic and hematogenous. Hematogenous route occurs most commonly in bone marrow and cortical bone; pancreatic metastases are very rare, and there are few reports about this topic in medical literature. We report the case of a 14-year-old boy who suffers a third relapse of neuroblastoma: in this patient I-MIBG confirms that lesions detected by CT were due to a relapse in pancreatic tissue and influenced subsequent therapeutic management.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - May 19 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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