Annals of Nigerian Medicine

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


Rajiv Yadav, Abhay Kumar 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Yadav R, Kumar A. 68Gallium-DOTANOC positron emission tomography/computed tomography scintigraphy for an unusual case of malignant pheochromocytoma: Findings and review of literature.Ann Nigerian Med 2016;10:68-70


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Yadav R, Kumar A. 68Gallium-DOTANOC positron emission tomography/computed tomography scintigraphy for an unusual case of malignant pheochromocytoma: Findings and review of literature. Ann Nigerian Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 23 ];10:68-70
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