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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 295-297

Intracranial meningioma, mimicking brain metastasis on 18F sodium fluoride bone scan in a case of carcinoma cervix


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Tekchand Kalawat
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography-Computerized Tomography, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati - 517 507, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.190800

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Bone scintigraphy (BS) is a well--established commonly used imaging modality for staging and follow--up evaluation of cancer patients. Occasionally, BS may show asymptomatic unusual extraosseous lesions in the body which may or may not be related to primary disease. We here present an interesting case of carcinoma cervix in whom 18F sodium fluoride positron emission tomography-computerized tomography (PET-CT) bone scan detected an intracranial lesion. Initially, this lesion was suspected as brain metastasis; however, later on, combined PET--CT images and contrast-enhanced CT confirmed this lesion as calcified falcine meningioma in the right posterior parietal region.


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