Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 207--209

Renal cell carcinoma mimicking with peritoneal carcinomatosis and krukenberg tumor: Diagnosis seen on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography


Navin Kumar1, Kanak Lata2, Sarthak Tripathy2, Shamim Ahmed Shamim2, Mukur Dipi Ray1 
1 Department of Surgical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Navin Kumar
Flat No. 255, Type 3, A V Nagar, New Delhi - 110 049
India

Krukenberg tumor (KT) is a rare clinical entity with a mysterious origin. It originates most commonly from adenocarcinoma of the stomach. We present an interestingly rare case of this entity in renal cell carcinoma, revealed by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan. Ovarian cancers with diffuse peritoneal metastasis were considered the differential diagnosis of the disease, based on PET/CT. The potential efficacy of this functional imaging for KT is still in the exploratory phase, but its applications in diagnosis, disease prognostication, therapeutic response monitoring, and follow-up recurrence detection are superior than other imaging modalities.


How to cite this article:
Kumar N, Lata K, Tripathy S, Shamim SA, Ray MD. Renal cell carcinoma mimicking with peritoneal carcinomatosis and krukenberg tumor: Diagnosis seen on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography.Indian J Nucl Med 2021;36:207-209


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Kumar N, Lata K, Tripathy S, Shamim SA, Ray MD. Renal cell carcinoma mimicking with peritoneal carcinomatosis and krukenberg tumor: Diagnosis seen on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];36:207-209
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