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Clin Nucl Med. 2012 Nov;37(11):1108-11. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318266d3b3.

68Ga-DOTATATE-PET/CT positive metastatic lymph node in a 69-year-old woman with Merkel cell carcinoma.

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  • 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.


We report the case of a 69-year-old woman with a Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in whom subsequent lymph node metastasis was first diagnosed by 68Ga-Dotatate-PET/CT followed by histopathological confirmation. MCC is an extraordinarily rare and aggressive neuroendocrine tumor of dermal origin with a high rate of postoperative recurrence. Owing to its rarity, the diagnosis of MCC remains a significant challenge. In our case, 68Ga-Dotatate-PET/CT proved clinically useful for diagnosing the lymph node metastasis of a MCC.

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