Case Report

Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 41-43

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Intense Ga-67 uptake in adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas

  • Ichiei KujiAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
  • , Hisashi SumiyaAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
  • , Junichi TakiAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
  • , Kenichi NakajimaAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
  • , Kunihiko YokoyamaAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
  • , Seigo KinuyaAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
  • , Keiko KinuyaAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
  • , Akihiro IchikawaAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
  • , Syota KonishiAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
    • , Takatoshi MichigishiAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
    • , Norihisa TonamiAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University

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Abstract

Gallium-67 citrate (Ga-67) scintigraphy was performed in a patient with adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas. Intense and homogeneous uptake was observed in the tumor. Few reports have dealt with Ga-67 findings in pancreatic cancers. Ga-67 uptake in the tumor was assumed to be due to accumulation in the component of squamous cell carcinoma. This case suggested that Ga-67 citrate scintigraphy may be useful in detecting adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas. To our knowledge, no report has described findings of Ga-67 citrate scintigraphy of adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas. Radiologists should remember adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas when encountering such scintigraphic findings.

Key words

adenosquamous carcinoma gallium-67 citrate pancreas cancer