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Testicular Metastasis of Jejunal Neuroendocrine Tumor on 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT


  • Ömer Faruk Şahin
  • Özge Erol Fenercioğlu
  • Ediz Beyhan
  • Tevfik Fikret Çermik
  • Nurhan Ergül

Received Date: 20.06.2022 Accepted Date: 09.10.2022 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2023;32(2):156-158 PMID: 37337848

Neuroendocrine tumors are slow-growing tumors originating from neuroendocrine cells and capable of metastasis. Most of them are found in the gastrointestinal tract; however, they can also be rarely seen in other organs. Testicular neuroendocrine tumors account for less than 1% of all testicular neoplasms. They may present as primary testicular or secondary tumors from extratesticular sources. Jejunal neuroendocrine tumor metastasis to the testis is extremely rare. We present the case of a 61-year-old man with a jejunal neuroendocrine tumor and metastases to bilateral testicles revealed on Gallium-68-DOTATATE positron emission tomography/computed tomography.

Keywords: 68Ga-DOTATATE, testicular metastasis, jejunal neuroendocrine tumor, PET/CT


Informed Consent: The patient consent was obtained.

Peer-review: Externally and internally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: Ö.F.Ş., Ö.E.F., E.B., T.F.Ç., N.E., Concept: T.F.Ç., N.E., Design: Ö.F.Ş., Ö.E.F., E.B., N.E., Data Collection or Processing: Ö.F.Ş., Ö.E.F., E.B., Analysis or Interpretation: Ö.F.Ş., Ö.E.F., E.B., N.E., Literature Search: Ö.F.Ş., Writing: Ö.F.Ş.

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

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


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