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Rare Tumors. 2009 Jul 22;1(1):e19. doi: 10.4081/rt.2009.e19.

Desmoplastic small round cell tumor: impact of F-FDG PET induced treatment strategy in a patient with long-term outcome.

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  • 1Service de Biophysique et de Médecine Nucléaire, Hôpital de Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France;


The desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is an uncommon and highly aggressive cancer. The role of (18)F-FDG PET in management of DSRCT is little reported. We report a case of metastasized abdominal DSRCT detected in a 43-year old patient whose diagnostic and therapeutic approaches were influenced by (18)F-FDG PET-CT. The patient is still alive ten years after diagnosis. (18)F-FDG PET-CT seems to be a useful method for assessing therapeutic efficiency and detecting early recurrences even in rare malignancies such as DSRCT.

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