Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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: 2020  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 271--273

Spinal tuberculosis mimicking as prostate cancer metastases in Ga-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen positron-emission tomography/computed tomography


Nitin Gupta1, Ram Kumar Elumalai1, Ritu Verma1, Ethel Shangne Belho1, Shashi Dhawan2 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Mahajan Imaging Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Nitin Gupta
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Mahajan Imaging Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
India

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a type II transmembrane glycoprotein which is overexpressed in prostate cancer. However, the widespread use of PSMA positron-emission tomography (PET) scan revealed various nonprostatic PSMA-avid diseases. Here we present a report of a known case of carcinoma prostate, post orchidectomy, radiotherapy, on hormonal therapy with complain of back pain, referred for Ga68 PSMA PET/CT scan. The scan revealed PSMA-avid lesion of contiguous D6 and D7 vertebrae with associated soft-tissue component. The biopsy of the lesion was suggestive of tuberculosis.


How to cite this article:
Gupta N, Elumalai RK, Verma R, Belho ES, Dhawan S. Spinal tuberculosis mimicking as prostate cancer metastases in Ga-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen positron-emission tomography/computed tomography.Indian J Nucl Med 2020;35:271-273


How to cite this URL:
Gupta N, Elumalai RK, Verma R, Belho ES, Dhawan S. Spinal tuberculosis mimicking as prostate cancer metastases in Ga-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen positron-emission tomography/computed tomography. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 24 ];35:271-273
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