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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jakub Bukowczan,
Dr George Petrides,
Dr Robert James,
Dr Petros Perros
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Metastasis of neuroendocrine tumor to the myocardium is rare. We present a case of 64-year-old woman, who presented initially with abdominal pain and large adnexal mass. The image-guided biopsy showed low-grade neuroendocrine tumor with Ki67 less than 2% within the ovarian tissue. CT staging revealed bilateral adnexal masses, liver metastases, and primary lesion in the terminal ileum. Octreoscan showed marked tracer uptake within the lower esophagus not related to obvious mass on CT scan; the echocardiography confirmed the presence of a 2.7 cm LV/LA mass. In this case, close correlation between ECHO and the octreoscan obviated need for myocardial biopsy.
Author(s): Bukowczan J, Lois KB, Skinner J, Petrides G, James RA, Perros P
Publication type: Editorial
Publication status: Published
Journal: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Print publication date: 01/09/2015
ISSN (print): 0363-9762
ISSN (electronic): 1536-0229
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins