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Ileal Neuroendocrin Tumor Metastasis to Breast Diagnosed with Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT


  • Sevda Sağlampınar Karyağar
  • Osman Güven
  • Savaş Karyağar

Received Date: 20.01.2019 Accepted Date: 14.05.2019 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2019;28(3):129-131 PMID: 31507148

Breast metastasis of the well differentiated neuroendocrin tumor (WDNET) of the ileum is very rare. A case of a 62-year-old woman with ileal WDNET, who underwent restaging with Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT due to progression of metastatic lesions under the treatment with somatostatin analog and mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors. Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT demonstrated intense increased uptake in the subsantimetric nodular lesion in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast. The histopathologic findings obtained by tru-cut biopsy revealed WDNET metastasis (Ki-67 proliferation index 1%).

Keywords: Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT, well differentiated neuroendocrin tumor, breast metastasis


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Peer-reviewed: Eternally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: S.S.K., S.K., O.G., Concept: S.S.K., S.K., O.G., Design: S.S.K., S.K., O.G., Data Collection or Processing: S.S.K., S.K., O.G., Analysis or Interpretation: S.S.K., S.K., O.G., Literature Search: S.S.K., S.K., O.G., Writing: S.S.K.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.


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