Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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: 2013  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 185--186

18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging of extra-medullary plasmacytoma of the ovary


Sindu Sheth1, Billur Caliskan2, John Seto1,  
1 Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Keck Medical Center, Keck School of Medicine,University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
2 Nuclear Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Medicine, Bolu, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Billur Caliskan
Abant Izzet Baysal Universitesi, Arastirma ve Uygulama Hastanesi Nukleer Tip AD, Bolu 14280
Turkey

Abstract

Extrameduallary plasmacytoma of ovary is extremely rare. We report a case of involvement of ovary in a treated case of plasmacytoma of 2 nd part of duodenum, which was initially thought to be physiological luteal activity. However, follow up whole body FDG PET-CT scan shows appearance of metabolically active soft tissue mass in left adnexal region which confirmed to be extra-medullary plasmacytoma of ovary on histopathology.



How to cite this article:
Sheth S, Caliskan B, Seto J. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging of extra-medullary plasmacytoma of the ovary.Indian J Nucl Med 2013;28:185-186


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Sheth S, Caliskan B, Seto J. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging of extra-medullary plasmacytoma of the ovary. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];28:185-186
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Full Text

We report 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) of plasmacytoma of the ovary. A 38-year-old female with plasmacytoma of the second portion of the duodenum/pancreatic head, status post Whipple's procedure and radiation therapy, was found to have a hypermetabolic mass in the left ovary on a follow-up FDG PET/CT scan [Figure 1],[Figure 2],[Figure 3]. Subsequently, patient underwent hysterectomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy with pathology demonstrating plasmacytoma with anaplastic features. Extramedullary plasmacytoma represent 3% of all plasma cell neoplasms and involvement of the ovary is extremely rare. [1],[2] While plasmacytoma of the ovary is rare (eight reported cases), [1],[2],[3] knowledge of this presentation is important for accurate diagnosis. FDG PET scan is a useful tool in diagnosing and managing extramedullary plasmacytomas as reported previously. [1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6],[7] This interesting case also illustrates the utility of FDG PET/CT in the evaluation of extramedullary plasmacytomas.{Figure 1}{Figure 2}{Figure 3}

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