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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178-179

Prostate cancer with lytic bone metastases: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography for diagnosis and monitoring response to medical castration therapy


Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Rakesh Kumar
E 81, Ansari Nagar (East), AIIMS Campus, New Delhi 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.119545

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Lytic bone metastases are rare in prostate cancer. We here present 18 fluorine fluorodeoxyglucose ( 18 F-FDG) positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET-CT) images of a 67-year-old male patient with lytic metastases from prostate cancer. Repeat 18 F-FDG PET-CT done 6 months later showed response to medical castration therapy. While the role of 18 F-FDG PET-CT for sclerotic bone metastases in prostate cancer remains controversial, it appears to be useful for detection and response assessment of lytic prostate cancer metastases.


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