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68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT in Cherry Hemangiomas

May 15, 2024 | Magazine: Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Vicky Betech-Antar  1 , César Urtasun-Iriarte  2 , Juan J Rosales  1 , Miguel Barrio-Piqueras  2 , Macarena Rodriguez-Fraile  1


A 63-year-old man was remitted for a 68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT scan due to biochemical recurrence with a PSA of 0.32 ng/mL 1 year after radical prostatectomy of locally advanced Gleason 6 (3 + 3) ISUP 2 pT3a pN0 prostate cancer. 68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT showed multiple cutaneous and subcutaneous uptake foci in the upper body.

Physical examination revealed numerous dome-shaped, ruby-red papules. These were consistent with a previous diagnosis of cutaneous hemangiomas. Cherry hemangiomas (also known as Campbell de Morgan spots) are the most common type of benign vascular proliferation of the skin.

Due to the nonspecific 68 Ga-PSMA-11 uptake of vascular lesions, careful interpretation should be considered in order to avoid a potential pitfall in nonmalignant conditions.

CITATION  Clin Nucl Med. 2024 May 15.  doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000005277