Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 214--216

Rectal carcinoma metastases to multiple skeletal muscles-role of f-18 FDG PET/CT


Meghana Prabhu1, Sunil Hejjaji Venkataramarao Nalini Raju2, Hemant Sachani1 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET CT, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Meghana Prabhu
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Basement Floor, MSH Building, Narayana Health City, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 099, Karnataka
India

Rectal carcinoma with metastasis to skeletal muscle is rare. So far, 16 cases of skeletal muscle metastasis from colorectal carcinoma have been documented of which only 5 were rectal carcinomas.[1] We discuss here the case of a 69-year old male, a known case of mucinous adenocarcinoma status post neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and abdomino perineal resection, who presented with low backache 4 months post surgery. He was found to have metastasis to multiple skeletal muscles without the involvement of common sites, such as liver and lung. The role of 18-FDG–PET/CT in such cases is rarely reported in the literature. This case highlights the importance of utilizing 18-FDG-PET/CT in detecting sites of skeletal muscle metastasis and thereby guides appropriate management.


How to cite this article:
Prabhu M, Raju SH, Sachani H. Rectal carcinoma metastases to multiple skeletal muscles-role of f-18 FDG PET/CT.Indian J Nucl Med 2017;32:214-216


How to cite this URL:
Prabhu M, Raju SH, Sachani H. Rectal carcinoma metastases to multiple skeletal muscles-role of f-18 FDG PET/CT. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Apr 16 ];32:214-216
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