Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 372--373

Clinical utility of 68Ga-DOTANOC positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan on postoperative assessment of juvenile nasal angiofibroma


Pirabu Sakthivel1, Alok Thakar1, Arun Prashanth2, Sreedharan Thankarajan Arunraj2, Rakesh Kumar1, Rakesh Kumar2 
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Division of Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Somatostatin cell surface receptors are expressed on the peritumoral vessels of various benign and malignant neoplasms including angiofibromas. Positive initial uptake on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging with 68Ga-labeled DOTANOC is noted in a patient with juvenile nasal angiofibroma (JNA), and the same is noted to be absent following complete surgical excision. Functional 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT may be an early useful tool for JNA residual/recurrence identification and precise postoperative surveillance.


How to cite this article:
Sakthivel P, Thakar A, Prashanth A, Arunraj ST, Kumar R, Kumar R. Clinical utility of 68Ga-DOTANOC positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan on postoperative assessment of juvenile nasal angiofibroma.Indian J Nucl Med 2020;35:372-373


How to cite this URL:
Sakthivel P, Thakar A, Prashanth A, Arunraj ST, Kumar R, Kumar R. Clinical utility of 68Ga-DOTANOC positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan on postoperative assessment of juvenile nasal angiofibroma. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 15 ];35:372-373
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