Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 262--263

Recurrent giant cell tumor of foot detected by F18-FDG PET/CT


Kuruva Manohar1, Bhagwant Rai Mittal1, Anish Bhattacharya1, Ramesh Sen2 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhagwant Rai Mittal
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

Detection of recurrence of tumors with conventional imaging like computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be difficult because of distorted anatomy and implants in situ. Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-18 FDG PET/CT has been shown to be very useful in detection of recurrent tumors with higher accuracy than conventional imaging method. Giant cell tumors of foot though rare have high recurrence potential after initial curative treatment. However, currently there is no literature addressing the role of F-18 FDG PET/CT in evaluation of these tumors. We report a case of post excisional recurrent giant cell tumor of foot diagnosed on F-18 FDG PET/CT. In addition, to detection of recurrence F-18 FDG PET/CT also aided in accurate management of the patient.


How to cite this article:
Manohar K, Mittal BR, Bhattacharya A, Sen R. Recurrent giant cell tumor of foot detected by F18-FDG PET/CT.Indian J Nucl Med 2012;27:262-263


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Manohar K, Mittal BR, Bhattacharya A, Sen R. Recurrent giant cell tumor of foot detected by F18-FDG PET/CT. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Feb 27 ];27:262-263
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