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Hibernoma Demonstrated on 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT

Woodford, Hannah, BMed*; Le, Ken, MB, BS, FRANZCR, FAANMS*; Bui, Chuong, MB, BS, FRACP, FAANMS, DDU*†; Mansberg, Robert, MB, BS*†

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002562
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A 60-year-old woman with recently diagnosed neuroendocrine tumors underwent staging 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT, which revealed focal uptake within the right sacral ala. Histopathology of the right sacral ala confirmed hibernoma. This case illustrates that hibernoma can be a cause of false-positive intraosseous accumulation of 68Ga-DOTATATE.

From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Nepean Hospital, Penrith; and

Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Received for publication January 20, 2019; revision accepted February 13, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Robert Mansberg, MB, BS, Department of PET and Nuclear Medicine, Nepean Hospital, Derby St, Penrith, New South Wales, NSW 2750, Australia. E-mail:

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