A 64-year-old man was referred to our center for metabolic characterization of 2 bilateral pulmonary lesions, incidentally detected at computed tomography (CT). 18F-FDG PET/CT scan showed a weak radiopharmaceutical uptake in both pulmonary lesions. A subsequent 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT showed intense radiopharmaceutical uptake in both pulmonary lesions. Subsequently, the patient underwent histopathological examinations of both lesions, which showed a synchronous well-differentiated pulmonary neuroendocrine carcinoma (typical carcinoid tumor). This case reports a rare occurrence of synchronous pulmonary carcinoid, highlighting the role of different PET tracers for metabolic characterization of pulmonary nodules

Taralli, S., Treglia, G., Perotti, G., Graziano, P., Cardillo, G., Castaldi, P., Calcagni, M. L., Rufini, V., Giordano, A., A rare case of synchronous bilateral pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor detected by 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT, <<CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE>>, 2012; 37 (4): e91-e91-4. [doi:10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182444252] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/5524]

A rare case of synchronous bilateral pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor detected by 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT

Taralli, Silvia;Treglia, Giorgio;Perotti, Germano;Calcagni, Maria Lucia;Rufini, Vittoria;Giordano, Alessandro
2012

Abstract

A 64-year-old man was referred to our center for metabolic characterization of 2 bilateral pulmonary lesions, incidentally detected at computed tomography (CT). 18F-FDG PET/CT scan showed a weak radiopharmaceutical uptake in both pulmonary lesions. A subsequent 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT showed intense radiopharmaceutical uptake in both pulmonary lesions. Subsequently, the patient underwent histopathological examinations of both lesions, which showed a synchronous well-differentiated pulmonary neuroendocrine carcinoma (typical carcinoid tumor). This case reports a rare occurrence of synchronous pulmonary carcinoid, highlighting the role of different PET tracers for metabolic characterization of pulmonary nodules
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Taralli, S., Treglia, G., Perotti, G., Graziano, P., Cardillo, G., Castaldi, P., Calcagni, M. L., Rufini, V., Giordano, A., A rare case of synchronous bilateral pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor detected by 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT, <>, 2012; 37 (4): e91-e91-4. [doi:10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182444252] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/5524]
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