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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 215-218

A rare case of extensive skeletal muscle metastases in adenocarcinoma cervix identified by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Anurag Jain
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Army Hospital Research and Referral, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi - 110 010
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.183609

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Adenocarcinoma cervix is an uncommon histological subtype of carcinoma cervix; further incidence of skeletal muscle metastases is even rarer. We report the identification of extensive fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) avid metastatic skeletal muscle deposits in a known case of adenocarcinoma cervix. The largest lesion representative of muscle deposit in the right deltoid was histopathologically confirmed to be metastatic poorly differentiated carcinoma. This report also serves to highlight the importance of 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (CT) as compared to conventional imaging modalities such as CT and ultrasonography and comments better over the description of invasiveness as well as the extent of disease in carcinoma cervix.

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