An Incidental Solitary Plasmacytoma of Bone Mimicking Neuroendocrine Tumor Metastasis on Ga-68-DOTATATE Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography


Simsek D. , Kuyumcu S. , Bilgic B., Isik E. G. , Turkmen C., Adalet I.

MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY, cilt.25, ss.147-149, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/mirt.93064
  • Dergi Adı: MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.147-149

Özet

A 54-year-old woman with suspicion of neuroendocrine tumor (NET) was referred for Ga-68-DOTATATE positron emission tomography/computed tomography (CT) imaging due to clinical findings. A well-defined osteolytic lesion on the corpus of the third lumbar vertebra was evident on CT images with mild uptake of Ga-68-DOTATATE, which led to suspicion of NET metastasis. Histopathologic examination revealed solitary plasmacytoma of the bone. The patient received local external radiotherapy for plasmacytoma. This case indicatesthat other diseases expressing somatostatin receptors may be inaccurately reported as tumor recurrence and highlights the importance of meticulous evaluation of positive findings.