World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

INTERESTING CASES
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 324--326

Somatostatin-receptor avidity of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor thrombus in porto-caval venous systems on 99mTc-Octreotide and posttherapeutic 177Lu-DOTA-TATE scans


Mahasti Amoui1, Reyhane Ahmadi2, Mohsen Qutbi1, Isa Neshandar Asli1 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Farshchian Heart Center, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohsen Qutbi
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taleghani Hospital, Yaman Street, Velenjak, Tehran 1985711151
Iran

A 62-year-old woman with a history of abdominal pain presented with multiple hepatic lesions and dilatation of portal, splenic and superior mesenteric veins on the magnetic resonance imaging referred for a 99mTc-octreotide scan. Accordingly, similar octreotide-avid lesions were found as well as an uptake in the epigastric region conforming to the anatomy of the portocaval venous system, compatible with a tumor thrombosis. Then, the patient underwent two cycles of therapy with 177Lu-DOTA-TATE, on that the same appearance was observed. The uptake in the tumor thrombus remained somewhat unchanged, but clinically, a significant improvement of the intractable ascites was achieved.


How to cite this article:
Amoui M, Ahmadi R, Qutbi M, Asli IN. Somatostatin-receptor avidity of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor thrombus in porto-caval venous systems on 99mTc-Octreotide and posttherapeutic 177Lu-DOTA-TATE scans.World J Nucl Med 2021;20:324-326


How to cite this URL:
Amoui M, Ahmadi R, Qutbi M, Asli IN. Somatostatin-receptor avidity of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor thrombus in porto-caval venous systems on 99mTc-Octreotide and posttherapeutic 177Lu-DOTA-TATE scans. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 6 ];20:324-326
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