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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 284-285

Ga-68 chemokine receptor-4 PET/CT imaging in schminke type of nasopharyngeal carcinoma


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rajender Kumar
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.ijnm_184_21

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a rare malignancy of the head-and-neck region. It is associated with Epstein–Barr virus infection and smoking. Its association with breast cancer is also infrequent. Chemokine receptor (CXCR)-4 imaging is a newer agent for imaging many malignancies with a good diagnostic value. We present a case of a young female diagnosed with left breast carcinoma in whom Ga-68 CXCR-4 PET/CT demonstrated tracer avid lesion in the nasopharynx. Biopsy of the nasopharyngeal lesion revealed Schminke type of lymphoepithelial cancer, indicating CXCR-4 PET/CT as a potential imaging modality for lymphoepithelial malignancy.


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