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Vol 8, No 2 (2005)
Published online: 2005-06-23
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FDG-PET imaging in Merkel cell carcinoma - value of head-to-toe scan

Haim Golan, Olga Volkov, Olga Linchinsky, Moshe Melloul
Nucl. Med. Rev 2005;8(2):135-136.

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Vol 8, No 2 (2005)
Published online: 2005-06-23
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

A 63-year-old man was diagnosed with metastatic MCC. Preliminary staging PET scan with 18F-FDG was not done at the time of diagnosis. After completion of chemo- and radiotherapy, the patient underwent a CT scan of the area from the maxilla to the ischium; no evidence of disease was noted. Clinically, the patient was considered to be in remission. The CT scan was followed by head-to-toe FDG-PET scanning which revealed foci of metastatic disease in the right mid- thigh and left proximal calf. This case demonstrates the added value of head-to-toe FDG-PET for the detection of distant metastases in MCC.

Abstract

A 63-year-old man was diagnosed with metastatic MCC. Preliminary staging PET scan with 18F-FDG was not done at the time of diagnosis. After completion of chemo- and radiotherapy, the patient underwent a CT scan of the area from the maxilla to the ischium; no evidence of disease was noted. Clinically, the patient was considered to be in remission. The CT scan was followed by head-to-toe FDG-PET scanning which revealed foci of metastatic disease in the right mid- thigh and left proximal calf. This case demonstrates the added value of head-to-toe FDG-PET for the detection of distant metastases in MCC.
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Keywords

Merkel cell carcinoma; 18-FDG-PET; head-to-toe scan

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Title

FDG-PET imaging in Merkel cell carcinoma - value of head-to-toe scan

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 8, No 2 (2005)

Pages

135-136

Published online

2005-06-23

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2005;8(2):135-136.

Keywords

Merkel cell carcinoma
18-FDG-PET
head-to-toe scan

Authors

Haim Golan
Olga Volkov
Olga Linchinsky
Moshe Melloul

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