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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 255-257

A very unusual pattern of intraperitoneal and extraperitoneal heterotropic splenic tissue-mimicking metastases identified on 68Ga-DOTA-NOC positron emission tomography/computed tomography and 99mTc heat-denatured erythrocyte study

1 Kuwait Cancer Control Centre, Kuwait
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull, UK

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Dr. Najeeb Ahmed
Jack Brignall PET/CT Centre, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_45_20

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The dissemination and autotransplantation of viable splenic tissue in different anatomic compartments of the body can present a diagnostic dilemma, especially when metastatic disease is suspected. We report a case of a 30-year-old male with well-differentiated gastric neuroendocrine tumor (Grade II) treated with surgery. Follow-up 68Ga-DOTA-NOC demonstrated a suspicious peritoneal soft-tissue nodule in the right paracolic gutter with increased tracer uptake. In view of splenectomy 10 years ago, the patient underwent 99mTc heat-denatured erythrocyte study which showed a very unusual pattern of multiple tracer-avid foci of splenic tissue in both intraperitoneal and extraperitoneal distributions. The integration of the patient's history and complementary nuclear imaging results led to the correct diagnosis of splenosis.

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