Incidental Detection of Dual Spinal Meningiomas on 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT Masquerading as Metastatic Disease in a Patient with Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumor

Nir Hod, Daniel Levin, Katerina Tiktinsky, Sophie Lantsberg

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Abstract

Simultaneous occurrence of multiple meningiomas of the spine appearing at different neuroaxial levels is extremely rare event. We present the scintigraphic findings of incidentally detected multiple meningiomas of the spine on 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT during the evaluation of a patient with pulmonary carcinoid tumor. These scintigraphic findings could result in a "false-positive"interpretation by exhibiting highly increased uptake similar to that of metastases of neuroendocrine neoplasm. Nuclear medicine physicians should be aware of this potential pitfall in somatostatin receptor imaging to prevent misinterpretation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E334-E337
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume48
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2023

Keywords

  • Ga-DOTATATE
  • carcinoid tumor
  • false-positive
  • incidentaloma
  • multiple spinal meningiomas
  • PET/CT
  • somatostatin receptors
  • spinal canal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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