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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 85-87

Metabolically active subacute infarct masquerading as metastasis: A finding not to be overlooked in asymptomatic oncology patients


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Radiology, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sumati Sundaraiya
Senior Consultant and Head, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, 4/661, Dr. Vasi Estate, Dr Vikram Sarabai Instronic Estate 7th Street, Phase II, Tharamani, Chennai - 600 096, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_171_20

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A 50-year-old man with carcinoma of the right buccal mucosa underwent staging whole-body 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography–computed tomography, which revealed a hypermetabolic heterogeneously enhancing lobulated primary lesion in the right buccal region and an incidental finding of subacute stroke. The case highlights the importance of discriminating brain neoplasms mimicking stroke from true ischemic stroke, which is crucial for appropriate management of patients in an oncology setting.


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