Document Type : Case report
Departments of Nuclear Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
We present the case of a 60-year-old man with metastatic neuroendocrine tumor of the ileum following ileal resection, being evaluated for 177Lu-based peptide receptor radionuclide therapy. 68Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT showed focal increased tracer uptake in the scrotal region without any morphologic changes on the corresponding CT images. Similar increased tracer uptake was seen on post-therapy whole-body imaging following 177Lu-DOTATATE therapy. An USG guided FNA revealed no malignant cells on cytopathologic examination. This case illustrates that focal testicular tracer uptake, may not always be pathological and can represent a normal physiologic variant, similar to the diffuse testicular somatostatin receptor expression as previously reported in literature.