Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 51–53 | Cite as

Gallium-67-citrate scintigraphy of primary renal lymphoma

  • Mitsuru Taniguchi
  • Koutarou Higashi
  • Manabu Ohguchi
  • Tetsurou Okimura
  • Itaru Yamamoto
Case Report


We present a case of primary renal lymphoma, which is a rare entity and poses diagnostic challenge. Ultrasound and CT scan demonstrated a nonspecific solid tumor in the left kidney.67Ga-citrate scintigraphy demonstrated an intense uptake in the tumor, which led to a correct diagnosis, so that we could spare unnecessary laparotomy and possible nephrectomy.

Key words

kidney neoplasms lymphoma gallium-67 imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitsuru Taniguchi
    • 1
  • Koutarou Higashi
    • 1
  • Manabu Ohguchi
    • 1
  • Tetsurou Okimura
    • 1
  • Itaru Yamamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyKanazawa Medical UniversityIshikawaJapan

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