|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 269-270
Tektrotyd scan showing a diffuse bone metastasis in patient with a neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor
Ali Sellem1, Yazid Mahjoub2, Wassim Elajmi1, Hatem Hammami1
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Military Hospital of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hannibal International Clinic, Tunis, Tunisia
|Date of Submission||31-Jan-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||26-Feb-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||01-Jul-2020|
Dr. Ali Sellem
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Military Hospital of Tunis, Tunis
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
| Abstract|| |
A 65-year-old woman presented with a neuroendocrine pancreatic head tumor and known liver and bone metastasis. We performed Tc-99m-tektrotyd scintigraphy on this patient, which showed more developed diffuse bone metastases, in addition to the known lesions.
Keywords: Bone marrow metastasis, neuroendocrine tumor, pancreatic tumor, somatostatinreceptor scintigraphy
|How to cite this article:|
Sellem A, Mahjoub Y, Elajmi W, Hammami H. Tektrotyd scan showing a diffuse bone metastasis in patient with a neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor. Indian J Nucl Med 2020;35:269-70
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Sellem A, Mahjoub Y, Elajmi W, Hammami H. Tektrotyd scan showing a diffuse bone metastasis in patient with a neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Feb 27];35:269-70. Available from: https://www.ijnm.in/text.asp?2020/35/3/269/288453
A 65-year-old woman with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET) who has hepatic and skeletal metastases discovered with contrast-enhanced computed tomography. The patient underwent two full-body scans acquired 15 min and 3 h after intravenous injection of 740 MBq (20 mCi) of 99m Tc-ethylenediammonium diacetate- tricine-hydrazinonicotinamide-Tyr0- octreotide (Tektrotyd) which showing an intense uptake in the area of the head pancreatic mass, in the liver metastasis [Figure 1] and in diffuse bone metastasis interesting the axial and peripheral skeleton [Figure 2].
|Figure 1: Single-photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography (TEKTROTYD) showing an intense uptake in the area of the head pancreatic mass (upper image) and a large metastasis in the liver segment VI (lower image)|
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|Figure 2: Whole-body scan (anterior and posterior) diffuse bone metastasis|
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Pancreatic NETs are rare neoplasms that develop from the endocrine tissues of the pancreas. The reported incidence of 0.0003% to 0.001% of all cancers.,, This incidence has been increasing throughout the world over the past two decades., About 32%–73% of cases are metastatic at the moment of diagnosis., The most common site of metastatic disease involvement for pancreatic NET is the liver.,, Only 6%–13% of pancreatic NET patients will demonstrate skeletal metastasis., Diffuse bone metastases in the entire axial and appendicular skeleton, as the case of our patient, are rare.,,,,, The European NET Society consensus guidelines recommend the use of both anatomic imaging, i.e. magnetic resonance imaging and functional whole-body imaging methods, including bone scintigraphy and somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS), for the detection of bone metastases. In the last few decades, the superior value of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) over SRS in the diagnosis of NENs, particularly after the introduction of 68Ga-DOTA-peptides that specifically bind to somatostatin receptors, has been widely demonstrated. In our department, we do not have PET/CT that is why we use tektrotyd.
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