Meningioma uptake of 68Gallium-PSMA-11 as a pitfall on positron emission tomography/computer tomography

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Acta Radiol Open. 2021 Feb 11;10(2):2058460120981001. doi: 10.1177/2058460120981001. eCollection 2021 Feb.


Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in men with high incidence of recurrence following treatment. Biochemical recurrence, as indicated by rising PSA levels following successful treatment of the primary disease, is a frequent encounter in routine clinical practice. 68Gallium-PSMA positron emission tomography/computer tomography has been widely accepted as the modality of choice with the highest impact in management of this group of patients. Pitfalls of this diagnostic technique stem from the diversity of histological entities, other than prostate tumour cells, which can demonstrate increased uptake of the radiotracer. We present a case of intracranial uptake of PSMA by meningioma in a patient with BCR, as a pitfall in imaging of prostate cancer. Knowledge of normal distribution of the tracer is of utmost importance when reading positron emission tomography/computer tomography imaging especially given the relative novelty of usage of 68Gallium-PSMA.

PMID:33628459 | PMC:PMC7883157 | DOI:10.1177/2058460120981001