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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Abstract

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
Volume33
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

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Small Cell Carcinoma
Colon
Melena
Ascending Colon
Cecum
Pharynx
Gallbladder
Salivary Glands
Rectum
Colonic Neoplasms
Esophagus
Uterus
Gastrointestinal Tract
Anemia
Stomach
Neoplasm Metastasis
Kidney
Skin
Neoplasms

Keywords

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

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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F-18-FDG-PET/CT imaging of small cell carcinoma of the colon. / Jones, Katie; Subramaniam, Rathan M.; Durnick, David K.; Peller, Patrick J.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 33, No. 9, 01.09.2008, p. 645-646.

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Jones, Katie ; Subramaniam, Rathan M. ; Durnick, David K. ; Peller, Patrick J. / F-18-FDG-PET/CT imaging of small cell carcinoma of the colon. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 33, No. 9. pp. 645-646.
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