Small bowel metastasis from lung cancer detected on FDG PET/CT

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Abstract

Lung cancer rarely metastasizes to the small bowel, but it can cause severe complications when it does. These include incapacitating abdominal pain, intestinal obstruction, bleeding, and bowel rupture. This case illustrates how a small bowel metastasis can be identified by F-18 fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography. The key to the diagnosis is in precise fusion of abnormal activity on F-18 fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography with bowel wall thickening on the corresponding computed tomography. Differential diagnoses include inflammatory lesions (such as diverticulitis), a second primary, and prominent physiological uptake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-448
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

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Deoxyglucose
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Diverticulitis
Intestinal Obstruction
Positron-Emission Tomography
Abdominal Pain
Rupture
Differential Diagnosis
Tomography
Hemorrhage
Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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