Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68--70

“Drop” metastases from an operated case of intracranial anaplastic ependymoma identified on fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography


Piyush Chandra, Nilendu Purandare, Sneha Shah, Archi Agrawal, Venkatesh Rangarajan 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Venkatesh Rangarajan
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, E. Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India

The seeding of tumor through cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from primary intracranial tumors is very rare, often goes undetected, and is usually identified only on autopsy. CSF cytology along with magnetic resonance imaging constitutes the standard approach of diagnosing this grave condition. Use of fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in indentifying spinal metastases from primary intracranial malignancies is very limited and has been reported in patients with metastatic glioblastoma multiforme and medulloblastomas. We present a rare case of metastatic anaplastic ependymoma to show the potentially clinically utility of PET/CT in diagnosing leptomeningeal or the so-called “drop” metastases.


How to cite this article:
Chandra P, Purandare N, Shah S, Agrawal A, Rangarajan V. “Drop” metastases from an operated case of intracranial anaplastic ependymoma identified on fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography.Indian J Nucl Med 2017;32:68-70


How to cite this URL:
Chandra P, Purandare N, Shah S, Agrawal A, Rangarajan V. “Drop” metastases from an operated case of intracranial anaplastic ependymoma identified on fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Apr 19 ];32:68-70
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