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Colorectal carcinoma with bone metastases detected by 18F-choline PET/CT.

Authors
  • Treglia, Giorgio
  • Ceriani, Luca
  • Barizzi, Jessica
  • Paone, Gaetano
  • Giovanella, Luca
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2014
Volume
39
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000000337
PMID: 24458184
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a case of metastatic colorectal carcinoma detected by F-choline PET/CT. A 72-year-old man with history of prostate cancer (previously treated with prostatectomy) underwent F-choline PET/CT for restaging. PET/CT revealed a focal area of increased F-choline uptake corresponding to a rectal nodule. Furthermore, 2 areas of increased radiopharmaceutical uptake were evident in the right clavicle and in the body of the 10th dorsal vertebra, corresponding to the osteolytic lesions. Based on these PET/CT findings, the patient underwent biopsy of the rectal nodule and left clavicular lesion. Histologic examination demonstrated the presence of a colorectal carcinoma metastatic to the bone.

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