Incidental meningioma detected with [18F]-FDOPA PET/CT

Stormezand, G. N., Glaudemans, A. W. J. M., Slart, R. H. J. A. & Dierckx, R. A. J. O., 1-Dec-2018, In : European Journal of Hybrid Imaging. 2, 1, 3 p.

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A 59 year old patient was referred to our department to detect disease activity related to clinical symptoms of tiredness, weight loss and an elevated serum serotonine, suspicious of a neuro-endocrine tumour. A 18F-fluoro-l-dihydroxy-phenylalanine (FDOPA) PET/CT scan was performed, which showed focally increased uptake in the terminal ileum and in a mesenterial lymph node. Additionally, an area of intense uptake was observed intracranially. Histological analysis confirmed the presence of a WHO grade I meningioma. Few cases of FDOPA PET uptake in meningiomas have been published, underlining it is as a rare finding. Awareness of this potential finding is crucial to avoid misinterpretation as intracerebral metastasis.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Hybrid Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1-Dec-2018

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