Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80--81

Positron emission tomography/computed tomography alert finding in an esophageal cancer patient


Emmanouil Panagiotidis, Anna Paschali, Vassiliki Chatzipavlidou 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Theageneio Cancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anna Paschali
Alexandrou Simeonidi 2, 54007, Thessaloniki
Greece

Emergency pathologies often accompany malignancies. We herein report a case of pulmonary abscess in a patient with esophageal cancer which was depicted during the F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) staging study. The patient's history of recent dilatation of the cancer stenosis in adjunct to the previous CT lung imaging, which was normal, made evident the diagnosis of the pulmonary abscess due to the perforation of the esophageal neoplasm. This life-threatening condition was promptly referred and successfully managed.


How to cite this article:
Panagiotidis E, Paschali A, Chatzipavlidou V. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography alert finding in an esophageal cancer patient.Indian J Nucl Med 2021;36:80-81


How to cite this URL:
Panagiotidis E, Paschali A, Chatzipavlidou V. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography alert finding in an esophageal cancer patient. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 May 14 ];36:80-81
Available from: https://www.ijnm.in/article.asp?issn=0972-3919;year=2021;volume=36;issue=1;spage=80;epage=81;aulast=Panagiotidis;type=0