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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68-70

68Gallium-DOTANOC positron emission tomography/computed tomography scintigraphy for an unusual case of malignant pheochromocytoma: Findings and review of literature


Department of Urology, Renal Transplant and Robotics, Medanta-The Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Rajiv Yadav
Department of Urology, Renal Transplant and Robotics, Medanta- - The Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon- - 122 001, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0331-3131.206211

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Functional imaging is an important step in the diagnostic approach of patients with pheochromocytoma(PCC). Metaiodobenzylguanidine(MIBG) scintigraphy(single-photon emission computed tomography) is currently the most widely used functional imaging modality for evaluating a case of PCC. However, it has some limitations and poor sensitivity, especially in cases of malignant PCC(MPCC). Positron emission tomography(PET) scanning with gallium-68(68Ga)-DOTA-coupled somatostatin analogs is the newer upcoming modality with some superiority over MIBG scan. We present a case of MPCC with unusual invasion and metastasis positive on DOTANOC PET scan along with relevant review of literature.


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