Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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: 2021  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 203--204

Paraneoplastic hyperfibrinolysis: detection of occult prostate cancer with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography


Punit Sharma 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Punit Sharma
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, 58, Canal Circular Road, Kolkata - 700 054, West Bengal
India

Hyperfibrinolysis caused by abnormal over-activation of the fibrinolytic system can be associated with occult cancer. We present an interesting case of a 48-year-old man with paraneoplastic hyperfibrinolysis, where 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) was able to detect occult prostate-specific antigen-negative metastatic prostate cancer as the underlying etiology. This shows that while 18F-FDG PET-CT has overall poor sensitivity for prostate cancer, it can be useful in certain clinical situations.


How to cite this article:
Sharma P. Paraneoplastic hyperfibrinolysis: detection of occult prostate cancer with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography.Indian J Nucl Med 2021;36:203-204


How to cite this URL:
Sharma P. Paraneoplastic hyperfibrinolysis: detection of occult prostate cancer with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];36:203-204
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