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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 177-178

Asymptomatic cauda equina metastasis in a patient with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Detection by 18 F-FDG PET/CT


Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Kumar
E-81, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Campus, Ansari Nagar (East), New Delhi -110029
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.136581

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The central nervous system metastasis from nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an extremely rare occurrence, although direct intracranial invasion is not infrequent in patients with NPC. Herein we report a case of a 62-year-old male with NPC, in whom the asymptomatic cauda equina metastasis was detected on staging 18 F-Fluordeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT). By demonstrating distant metastasis to cauda equina, 18 F-FDG PET/CT detection helped in change of management in this patient.


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