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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 259-260

A Rare Case of Incidental Finding of Cervical Spinal Cord Hemangioblastoma by 68Ga-DOTATOC Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Scan

Departement of Nuclear Medicine, Spedali Civili di Brescia and Università degli studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy

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Dr. Pietro Bellini
Departement of Nuclear Medicine, Spedali Civili di Brescia, P.le Spedali Civili 1, 25123 Brescia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.ijnm_197_21

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Hemangioblastomas are rare vascular tumors of the central nervous system usually related to other pathological conditions, such as Von Hippel Lindau Syndrome (VHLS) and polycythemia. We describe a case of a 65-year-old man with a neuroendocrine tumor of the ileum presenting with cervical pain who underwent a 68Ga-DOTATOC positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan that incidentally underlines the presence of hemangioblastoma of the cervical spinal cord. The patient does not have a family history of VHLS nor does he suffer from polycythemia and he is currently waiting for genetic testing. Despite being rare, hemangioblastomas could be possible findings of central nervous system incidentaloma at 68Ga-DOTATOC PET/CT scan, especially in patients with anamnesis with possible related condition.

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