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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-64

Role of positron emission tomography-computed tomography in a case of suspected paraneoplastic inflammatory polymyositis with urinary bladder tumor


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Radiology, Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pratyusha Bikkina
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET.CT, Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital, Road No. 14, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_94_17

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Idiopathic inflammatory myositis is characterized by rapidly progressive, symmetric weakness of the muscles that produce severe disability. In the majority of these patients, myositis appears to be a paraneoplastic feature associated with cancer. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography has been increasingly used in the detection and evaluation of occult malignancy responsible for the paraneoplastic syndromes.


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