Two Cases of 18 F-FDG PET/CT Findings in Acinar Cell Carcinoma of the Pancreas

Kentaro Takanami, Keiko Abe, Atsushi Mitamura, Shukichi Miyazaki, Kazuyuki Ishida, Shogo Yamada, Syouki Takahashi

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The patients consisted of a 60-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man with no significant symptoms, who were both referred to the hospital due to the presence of large pancreatic tumors. They underwent F-18 FDG PET/CT and subsequently a pancreaticoduodenectomy and acinar cell carcinoma in the pancreas was proven histopathologically. In one case, the tumor consisted of a solid component presenting intense FDG uptake and necrotic tissue. In another case, the tumor consisted of cystic and papillary components presenting with weak FDG uptake. This report thus documents 2 cases of acinar cell carcinoma that showed contrasting histopathologic and F-18 FDG PET/CT findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr


  • Acinar cell carcinoma
  • FDG

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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