Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy Findings in a Patient with Metastatic Gastrinoma and MEN 1 Syndrome.

Liver metastases from neuroendocrine tumours frequently occur and significantly worsen their prognosis. Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) is a valuable method for the detection of somatostatin receptor-positive lesions like gastrinoma. In this case report, the importance of SRS to localize the primary tumor and the spread of disease is emphasized in a patient with neuroendocrine liver metastases. A 45-year-old man was admitted to hospital with multiple liver metastasis of neuroendocrine carcinoma. Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy showed multiple intense radiotracer uptakes in the liver and a focal tracer uptake at the right side of the upper abdominal region corresponding to duodenum or pancreas. Elevated serum gastrin levels confirmed the gastrinoma diagnosis.
None declared.
AuthorsGözde Mütevelizade, Mehmet Aydın, Ahmet Sezer
JournalMolecular imaging and radionuclide therapy (Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther) Vol. 20 Issue 3 Pg. 117-20 (Dec 2011) ISSN: 2146-1414 [Print] Turkey
PMID23487241 (Publication Type: Journal Article)

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