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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 307-308

Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in a rare case of carcinoma stomach with concomitant silicosis


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, KIMS-DDNMRC, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
2 Department of Radiology, KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
3 Department of Radiation Oncology, KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Arun Sasikumar
KIMS-DDNMRC, KIMS Hospital North Block, Anayara P.O, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 029, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.187470

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The role of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose. (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography. (PET)/computed tomography. (CT) in the initial staging of various malignancies is now well established. However, nonspecificity of FDG occasionally results in tracer uptake in benign lung lesions. The authors describe a complicated case of carcinoma stomach with multiple nodules and a cavitary lesion in lungs where 18F-FDG PET CT done for initial staging revealed FDG avid mass in stomach, FDG avid multiple mediastinal lymph nodes and multiple intensely FDG avid bilateral lung lesions. The FDG avid lung lesions turned out to be due to silicosis as confirmed by histopathology.


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