68Ga-PSMA Uptake in Angiolipoma

Clin Nucl Med. 2018 Oct;43(10):757-758. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002236.


Ga-PSMA PET/CT is an imaging technique used in staging and detection of prostate cancer. However, enhanced uptake on Ga-PSMA PET/CT scan has also been ascribed to other malignant and benign lesions. We report on a case of a 56-year-old man with treated prostate carcinoma who had a Ga-PSMA PET/CT scan for restaging. Ga-PSMA uptakes in the prostatic bed and in multiple subcutaneous lesions were seen. Histopathology of a subcutaneous lesion revealed angiolipoma. It is important to be aware of the existence of the growing amount of reports on enhanced Ga-PSMA uptake unrelated to prostate cancer.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiolipoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Angiolipoma / metabolism*
  • Biological Transport
  • Edetic Acid / analogs & derivatives*
  • Edetic Acid / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oligopeptides / metabolism*
  • Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / metabolism


  • Oligopeptides
  • Edetic Acid
  • Glu-NH-CO-NH-Lys-(Ahx)-((68)Ga(HBED-CC))