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68Ga–Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen Uptake in a Malignant Pleural Effusion From Metastatic Prostate Cancer After Pleurodesis

Sachpekidis, Christos MD; Alberts, Ian MBBS; Rominger, Axel MD; Afshar-Oromieh, Ali MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002748
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A 76-year-old man with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate presented with increasing dyspnea. After being treated initially with drainage and afterwards with pleurodesis, he was referred for 68Ga–prostate-specific membrane antigen 11 PET/CT imaging for restaging purposes. PET/CT demonstrated extensive 68Ga–prostate-specific membrane antigen 11 uptake in the right pleura. Histopathology confirmed the rare case of malignant pleural effusion from metastatic prostate cancer.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

Received for publication May 3, 2019; revision accepted June 8, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Christos Sachpekidis, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Bern, Freiburgstrasse 4, CH 3010, Bern, Switzerland. E-mail:;

Online date: July 8, 2019

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