Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 41–43

Intense Ga-67 uptake in adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas

  • Ichiei Kuji
  • Hisashi Sumiya
  • Junichi Taki
  • Kenichi Nakajima
  • Kunihiko Yokoyama
  • Seigo Kinuya
  • Keiko Kinuya
  • Akihiro Ichikawa
  • Syota Konishi
  • Takatoshi Michigishi
  • Norihisa Tonami
Case Report

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ichiei Kuji
    • 1
  • Hisashi Sumiya
    • 1
  • Junichi Taki
    • 1
  • Kenichi Nakajima
    • 1
  • Kunihiko Yokoyama
    • 1
  • Seigo Kinuya
    • 1
  • Keiko Kinuya
    • 1
  • Akihiro Ichikawa
    • 1
  • Syota Konishi
    • 1
  • Takatoshi Michigishi
    • 1
  • Norihisa Tonami
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine, School of MedicineKanazawa UniversityKanazawaJapan

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