A rare adult renal neuroblastoma better imaged by 18F-FDG than by 68Ga-dotanoc in the PET/CT scan

Tarun Kumar Jain, Sharwan Kumar Singh, Ashwani Sood, Abhiram G.J. Ashwathanarayama, Rajender Kumar Basher, Jaya Shukla, Bhagwant Rai Mittal

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Abstract

Primary renal neuroblastoma is an uncommon tumor in children and extremely rare in adults. We present a case of a middle aged female having a large retroperitoneal mass involving the right kidney with features of neuroblastoma on pre-operative histopathology. Whole-body fluorine-18-fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) and 68Ga-dotanoc PET/CT scans performed for staging and therapeutic potential revealed a tracer avid mass replacing the right kidney and also pelvic lymph nodes. The 18F-FDG PET/CT scan showed better both the primary lesion and the metastases in the pelvic lymph nodes than the 68Ga-dotanoc scan supporting diagnosis and treatment planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-101
Number of pages2
JournalHellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume20
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ga-dotatoc-PET/CT-Staging
  • Renal adult neuroblas-
  • toma-F-FDG PET/CT-

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