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Isolated aplasia of submandibular salivary gland and contralateral prominence of submandibular and sublingual salivary glands incidentally found on68Ga-prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography–computed tomography


1 Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Taleghani Educational Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Medical Radiation Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mohsen Qutbi,
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taleghani Hospital, Yaman St., Velenjak, Tehran 1985711151
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_13_20

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted imaging is now an effective tool for the evaluation of prostate cancer patients. Although salivary glands take up68Ga-PSMA avidly, pathologies of these glands may be readily noticeable. Herein, we present a case of prostate cancer referred for68Ga-PSMA positron emission tomography–computed tomography in whom an isolated aplasia of the submandibular salivary gland was incidentally found.


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