Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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


Piyush Chandra1, Satish Nath1, Senthil Kumar2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Chandra P, Nath S, Kumar S. 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.Indian J Nucl Med 2017;32:345-347


How to cite this URL:
Chandra P, Nath S, Kumar S. 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. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Apr 15 ];32:345-347
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