Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Home | About IJNM | Search | Current Issue | Past Issues | Instructions | Ahead of Print | Online submissionLogin 
Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  Editorial Board | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact
Users Online: 689 Print this page  Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
CASE SERIES
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 302-306

Krukenburg tumors arising from rare primary sites: Role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography in management and outcome


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanjay Gambhir
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_86_19

Rights and Permissions

Krukenberg tumors described by Friedrich Ernst Krukenberg are still fascinating for their mysterious origin. It is known to be a rare entity and commonly originates from adenocarcinoma of stomach. We present three interestingly rare cases of this entity, revealed by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-18 FDG-PET/CT) scan and discuss how F-18 FDG-PET/CT can prognosticate, alter the course of treatment in such patients. Ovarian metastatic deposits were detected in patients with renal cell, duodenal, and gall bladder carcinoma. Three visits were possible in patient with duodenal cancer (favorable response to therapy), two visits in renal cell cancer (progressive disease pattern) and only single visit for gall bladder cancer. Potentials of F-18 FDG-PET/CT scan for Krukenberg disease is still in exploratory phase, but it's applications in diagnosis, disease monitoring, therapeutic response monitoring, and prognosticating are unparalleled with other imaging modalities.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed79    
    Printed0    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded17    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal