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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 292-294

Paraneoplastic syndrome turned out to be non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Medical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Kumar
Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Division, Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.187465

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Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes (PNSs) are commonly encountered with underlying malignant pathology. Though anti--neuronal antibodies play a major role in the diagnosis of the underlying malignant pathology but at many times it becomes inconclusive. As early detection of the primary cause and its treatment gives the best result in such situations, there arises an early and accurate diagnostic need. We present a 65--year--old patient presenting with rapidly progressive quadriparesis with both distal and proximal involvement. With all routine work--up tests within normal limits, 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was done which revealed multiple findings that suggested a diagnosis of lymphoma. In our case, PET/CT proved to be an important modality for finding the underlying malignant pathology in a suspected case of PNS.


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