Uptake of an Acrochordon Incidentally Detected on 68Ga Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen PET/CT

Gorur G., HEKİMSOY T., İŞGÖREN S., Akturk A., DEMİR H.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.42, no.6, pp.461-462, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rlu.0000000000001650
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.461-462
  • Keywords: Ga-68-PSMA PET, CT, acrochordon, prostate cancer, skin tag, PSMA UPTAKE
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Ga-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT is a promising tool for imaging of prostate cancer. Ga-68-PSMA PET/CT uptake of prostate cancer and its metastases are reflective of significant overexpression of PSMA. However, PSMA expression of benign neoplasms and nonprostate epithelial malignancies is not very well defined. We report a moderate Ga-68-PSMA uptake of an acrochordon (skin tag), which was incidentally found in a patient referred for staging prostate cancer. Acrochordon is a frequent, small, soft, skin-colored or hyperpigmented, benign, and usually pedunculated neoplasm of the skin. Nuclear medicine physicians should be aware of it while reporting a Ga-68-PSMA PET/CT.