Radionuklidbehandling af neuroendokrine tumorer

Jann Mortensen, Peter Oturai, Liselotte Højgaard, Ulrich Knigge, Carsten Palnæs Hansen, Lars Martiny, Palle Rasmussen, Andreas Kjær

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    Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy using somatostatin analogues labelled with beta-emitting isotopes can be given to patients with metastasized or inoperable neuroendocrine tumours provided these have increased uptake on octreotide scintigraphy. This is a brief review of the treatment principle, indications and contraindications and practices with 177 Lu-DOTATATE treatment used at Rigshospitalet. Side effects are generally mild and reversible. Severe long-term side effects are rare. The majority of patients will experience increased quality of life and partial tumour reduction or stabilization for a period of time. However, up to 20% will experience no treatment effect.
    Original languageDanish
    JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
    Issue number43
    Pages (from-to)2950-2953
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Hevesy laboratory
    • Radiation research and nuclear technologies

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