Abstract

A 59 year old patient was referred to our department to detect disease activity related to clinical symptoms of tiredness, weight loss and an elevated serum serotonine, suspicious of a neuro-endocrine tumour. A 18F-fluoro-l-dihydroxy-phenylalanine (FDOPA) PET/CT scan was performed, which showed focally increased uptake in the terminal ileum and in a mesenterial lymph node. Additionally, an area of intense uptake was observed intracranially. Histological analysis confirmed the presence of a WHO grade I meningioma. Few cases of FDOPA PET uptake in meningiomas have been published, underlining it is as a rare finding. Awareness of this potential finding is crucial to avoid misinterpretation as intracerebral metastasis.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Hybrid Imaging
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1-Dec-2018

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