[18F]Fluoro-L-DOPA PET/CT in congenital hyperinsulinism

Rathan M. Subramaniam, Dimitrios Karantanis, Patrick J. Peller

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Congenital hyperinsulinism can be divided into diffuse or focal form. The treatment and outcome depend on distinguishing between the 2 forms. Pancreatic venous sampling was the only method available to localize the insulin secretion. [F]Fluoro-levodopa, 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine positron emission tomography/computed tomography is a noninvasive imaging investigation and increasingly used to determine the type of hyperinsulinism preoperatively. We present a case of diffuse form of congenital hyperinsulinism demonstrated by the [F]levodopa, 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine positron emission tomography/computed tomography preoperatively and review the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)770-772
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Congenital hyperinsulinism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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