Complementary Role of 68Ga-Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen and 18F-FDG PET/CT for Evaluation of Metastases and Treatment Response in Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Has Şimşek D., Civan C., Erdem S., Şanlı Y.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.7, no.46, pp.579-581, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 46
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.579-581
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


We present a case of clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which demonstrates complementary FDG and prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) uptake on metastases in PET/CT, as an example of tumor heterogeneity. The patient had non-FDG-avid lung and bone metastases with PSMA uptake, whereas metastatic cervical and axillary lymph nodes showed vice versa, and skeletal muscle metastasis to vastus lateralis, which is an unusual region for metastasis, showed both PSMA and FDG positivity. In response assessment, mix response was detected. It seems that 68Ga-PSMA and 18F-FDG may have a complementary role in demonstration of metastasis accurately and assessment of treatment response in clear cell renal cell carcinoma