Subacute Stroke Mimicking Cerebral Metastasis in 68Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET/CT

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Abstract

A 65-year-old man with disseminated bone metastases of prostate cancer was referred for 68Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC-PET/CT (short PSMA-PET/CT) to exclude visceral metastases before treatment of bone metastases with 223Ra-dichloride. Apart from disseminated bone metastases, PSMA-PET/CT revealed a focal cerebral tracer uptake in the right frontal lobe highly suspicious for cerebral spread. According to patient history, a cerebral infarction occurred 14 days before PSMA imaging in corresponding localization confirmed by MRI scanning. This case demonstrates the possibility of false-positive finding of cerebral metastases in PSMA-PET early after stroke.

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