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Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a group of neoplasms that arise from the neural crest. They can be predominantly found in the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, lung and rarely in the ovary and thymus.
The introduction of β emitting 68Ga-radiolabelled-DOTA peptides in PET–CT for the imaging of NETs has been giving promising results. But, it is worthwhile to know the limitations of using Ga-DOTA peptides to minimize the occurrence of false positives. We report an interesting case of a primary mesenteric neuroendocrine tumor that was misdiagnosed as a nodal secondary from a falsely localized primary pancreatic NET as a result of non-specific physiologic Ga-DOTA uptake in the pancreas. This resulted in an unnecessary distal pancreatectomy.