Epididymal cystadenomas in von hippel-lindau disease showing increased activity on 68Ga DOTATATE PET/CT

Georgios Z. Papadakis, Corina Millo, Samira M. Sadowski, Ulas Bagci, Nicholas J. Patronas*

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von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a familial cancer syndrome characterized by the development of a variety of malignant and benign tumors, including epididymal cystadenomas. We report a case of a VHL patient with bilateral epididymal cystadenomas who was evaluated with 68Ga DOTATATE PET/CT, showing intensely increased activity (SUVmax, 21.6) associated with the epididymal cystadenomas, indicating cell-surface overexpression of somatostatin receptors. The presented case supports the usefulness of somatostatin receptor imaging using 68Ga DOTA-conjugated peptides for detection and follow-up of VHL manifestations, as well as surveillance of asymptomatic gene carriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-782
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jul 23 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Cystadenomas
  • Epididymal
  • Somatostatin receptors imaging
  • Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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