F-18-FDG-PET/CT imaging of small cell carcinoma of the colon

Katie Jones, Rathan M. Subramaniam, David K. Durnick, Patrick J. Peller

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Small cell carcinoma of the colon is a rare entity, comprising only 1.5% of all colon cancers. It is an aggressive neoplasm with rapid local progression and early metastasis. We present a case report of F-18 FDG PET/CT features of small cell carcinoma arising in the ascending colon of an 86-year-old woman who presented with anemia and melena. FDG PET/CT demonstrated a small, intense focus of FDG hypermetabolism in the cecum. Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma, described in the salivary glands, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, rectum, gallbladder, uterus, kidney, and skin, has a poor prognosis when involving the gastrointestinal tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-646
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008


  • Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma
  • F-18-FDG-PET
  • Small cell carcinoma of the colon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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