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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-87

Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy with lutetium-177 DOTATATE in a case of recurrent extradrenal retroperitoneal malignant paraganglioma with nodal and bone metastasis


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT and Radionuclide Therapy, Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital Limited, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital Limited, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Medical Oncology, Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital Limited, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Endocrinology, Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital Limited, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Koramadai Karuppusamy Kamaleshwaran
Department of Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT and Radionuclide Therapy, Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital Limited, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.149058

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Extra-adrenal retroperitoneal paragangliomas (PGLs) are rare tumors causing considerable difficulty in both, diagnosis and treatment. They can be unicentric or multicentric, tend to be locally invasive and therefore have a high incidence of local recurrence. PGLs shows somatostatin receptor positivity, which can be imaged with technetium-99m (Tc-99m)-hydrazinonicotinyl-Tyr3-octreotide (HYNIC-TOC) and can be treated with lutetium-177 (Lu-177) DOTATATE. We present a case of recurrent unresectable retroperitoneal PGL with nodal and bone metastases in a 27-year-old male, 6 months postsurgery detected with Tc-99m-HYNIC-TOC and was administered with peptide receptor radionuclide therapy using Lu-177 DOTATATE.


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