Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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

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


Arivan Ramachandran1, Venkata Subramanian Krishnaraju1, Rajender Kumar1, Jaya Shukla1, Ishita Laroya2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Ramachandran A, Krishnaraju VS, Kumar R, Shukla J, Laroya I. Ga-68 chemokine receptor-4 PET/CT imaging in schminke type of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.Indian J Nucl Med 2022;37:284-285


How to cite this URL:
Ramachandran A, Krishnaraju VS, Kumar R, Shukla J, Laroya I. Ga-68 chemokine receptor-4 PET/CT imaging in schminke type of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];37:284-285
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