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18F-Choline PET/CT Detected Skull Base Paraganglioma

Harbourne, Alexander D. BA(Hons)*; Bradley, Kevin M. FRCP, FRCR

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002708
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We present a case of a right skull base paraganglioma detected using 18F-choline PET/CT in a 63-year-old man. The 18F-choline PET/CT scan was performed to assess a known prostate cancer. In addition, the scan demonstrated a mildly choline-avid (SUVmax, 3.8) tumor within the carotid sheath of the right skull base, extending through the jugular foramen to the cerebellomedullary and cerebellopontine angles. 18F-choline may provide a superior alternative to FDG in imaging paragangliomas of the skull base because, unlike FDG, there is no significant 18F-choline uptake in the adjacent brain.

From the *Medical Sciences Division, John Radcliffe Hospital

Department of Radiology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Received for publication March 1, 2019; revision accepted May 27, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Alex Harbourne, Medical Sciences Division, John Radcliffe Hospital, OX3 9DU, United Kingdom. E-mail:

Online date: July 8, 2019

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