Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117--119

Extensive tumor thrombus in a case of carcinoma lung detected by F18-FDG-PET/CT


Ravina Mudalsha, MJ Jacob, AG Pandit, Charu Jora 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Army Hospital, Research and Referral, Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
M J Jacob
Head of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Army Hospital Research and Referral, Delhi Cantt, New Delhi-110010
India

Tumor thrombus is a rare complication of solid cancers, mainly seen in cases of renal cell carcinoma, wilm«SQ»s tumor, testicular carcinoma, adrenal cortical carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. [1] Tumor thrombus in inferior vena cava is a rare complication of primary carcinoma lung. It should be identified so as to rule out venous thromboembolism and avoiding unnecessary anticoagulant therapy. We describe a case where F18-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography - computed tomography (PET/CT) helped to identify extensive tumor thrombus.


How to cite this article:
Mudalsha R, Jacob M J, Pandit A G, Jora C. Extensive tumor thrombus in a case of carcinoma lung detected by F18-FDG-PET/CT.Indian J Nucl Med 2011;26:117-119


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Mudalsha R, Jacob M J, Pandit A G, Jora C. Extensive tumor thrombus in a case of carcinoma lung detected by F18-FDG-PET/CT. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 13 ];26:117-119
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