Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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: 2017  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54--56

18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan in an unusual case of lymphoma with secondary involvement of uterine cervix presenting as a pathological fracture


Arun Sasikumar1, Ajith Joy1, M. R. Pillai1, Boben Thomas2 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, KIMS-DDNMRC, KIMS Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, KIMS Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Arun Sasikumar
KIMS-DDNMRC, KIMS Hospital North Block, Anayara P. O, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 029, Kerala
India

A 48-year-old female presented with a pathological fracture of the right femur. 99mTc methylene diphosphonate bone scan revealed multiple areas of increased osteoblastic activity consistent with metastatic disease. Serum electrophoresis revealed monoclonal gammopathy. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) scan revealed metabolically active lesions in bulky uterine cervix and osteolytic skeletal lesions. Unusual pattern of FDG uptake in uterine cervix and osteolytic skeletal lesions warranted a biopsy of the uterine cervix which revealed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. 18F-FDG PET/CT scan helped in guiding the site of biopsy to reach a final diagnosis in this unusual case of lymphoma with a secondary involvement of uterine cervix presenting as a pathological fracture.


How to cite this article:
Sasikumar A, Joy A, Pillai M, Thomas B. 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan in an unusual case of lymphoma with secondary involvement of uterine cervix presenting as a pathological fracture.Indian J Nucl Med 2017;32:54-56


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Sasikumar A, Joy A, Pillai M, Thomas B. 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan in an unusual case of lymphoma with secondary involvement of uterine cervix presenting as a pathological fracture. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 12 ];32:54-56
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