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An Unexpected Seminal Vesicle Pitfall in PSMA PET

Mar 25, 2024 | Magazine: Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Angela Bronte  1 , Juan J Rosales  1 , Marcos Torres Roca  2 , Bernardino Miñana  2 , Macarena Rodríguez-Fraile  1


A 76-year-old man undergoing hormone therapy for prostate cancer was referred for 68Ga-PSMA-11-PET (PSMA PET) due to persistently detectable PSA level. No PSMA-positive tumor lesions were detected, so a delayed phase imaging was performed, which revealed focal PSMA uptake in the right seminal vesicle together with contrast accumulation on excretory phase contrast-enhanced CT.

These findings were finally determined to be secondary to urinary reflux as a consequence of a prostatic enucleation he had undergone 5 months earlier following an episode of acute urinary retention.

CITATION  Clin Nucl Med. 2024 Mar 25.  doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000005183