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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 345-347

Clinically occult rectal carcinoma identified in a case of Streptococcus bovis Endocarditis on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, MIOT International, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, MIOT International, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Piyush Chandra
Department of Nuclear Medicine, MIOT International, Manapakkam, Chennai - 600 056, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_71_17

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Numerous studies over past four decades have implicated a strong association of Streptoccus bovis infection with colorectal carcinomas. Strong is this association that a screening colonoscopy for identifying malignancy is considered mandatory in patients whose blood/fecal cultures show growth of this particular pathogen. Here, we report an interesting case of a 61-year-old female patient who presented with pyrexia of unknown origin for 3 weeks. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography, in addition to helping diagnose mitral valve endocarditis, also identified a clinically occult T2N0 rectal carcinoma.


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