Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Roelof J. Bennink, Freerk W. van der Meulen, Nicole J. Freling, Jan Booij

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a nonlymphomatous, squamous cell carcinoma that originates in the epithelial lining of the nasopharynx. We report a case of intense In-111 octreotide uptake of an intracranial tumor situated in the base of the skull in a patient referred for scintigraphy for evaluation of a possible meningioma. The presence of an In-111 octreotide positive cervical node justified histologic diagnosis. Biopsies revealed an unsuspected nasopharyngeal carcinoma at the base of the skull. A cervical lymph node metastasis was confirmed by fine needle aspiration
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-561
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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