A 77-year-old man was referred to our center for a suspected neuroendocrine neoplasm in the pancreatic tail, incidentally detected at CT. Ga DOTANOC PET/CT showed intense tracer uptake in the pancreatic lesion. At MRI, the lesion was similar to the spleen on all sequences, suggesting the presence of intrapancreatic accessory spleen. A Tc-colloid SPECT/CT scan performed to differentiate spleen tissue from neuroendocrine tumor revealed a focal uptake in the pancreatic lesion, thus confirming the presence of ectopic spleen and avoiding unnecessary surgery.

Collarino, A., Del Ciello, A., Perotti, G., Rufini, V., Intrapancreatic Accessory Spleen Detected by 68Ga DOTANOC PET/CT and 99mTc-Colloid SPECT/CT Scintigraphy, <<CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE>>, 2015; 2015 (40): 415-418. [doi:10.1097/RLU.0000000000000601] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/60683]

Intrapancreatic Accessory Spleen Detected by 68Ga DOTANOC PET/CT and 99mTc-Colloid SPECT/CT Scintigraphy

Collarino, Angela;Del Ciello, Annemilia;Perotti, Germano;Rufini, Vittoria
2014

Abstract

A 77-year-old man was referred to our center for a suspected neuroendocrine neoplasm in the pancreatic tail, incidentally detected at CT. Ga DOTANOC PET/CT showed intense tracer uptake in the pancreatic lesion. At MRI, the lesion was similar to the spleen on all sequences, suggesting the presence of intrapancreatic accessory spleen. A Tc-colloid SPECT/CT scan performed to differentiate spleen tissue from neuroendocrine tumor revealed a focal uptake in the pancreatic lesion, thus confirming the presence of ectopic spleen and avoiding unnecessary surgery.
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Collarino, A., Del Ciello, A., Perotti, G., Rufini, V., Intrapancreatic Accessory Spleen Detected by 68Ga DOTANOC PET/CT and 99mTc-Colloid SPECT/CT Scintigraphy, <>, 2015; 2015 (40): 415-418. [doi:10.1097/RLU.0000000000000601] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/60683]
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