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Indian J Nucl Med. 2013 Jul;28(3):180-2. doi: 10.4103/0972-3919.119548.

Role of F18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography in the management of Askin's tumor.

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Department of Nuclear Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

A primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the thoraco-abdominal region is one of a group of small round cell tumors usually found in children and young adults, originally described by Askin et al. Most cases arise in the soft-tissues of the thorax, but may rarely occur within the lung with the symptoms of chest wall pain, pleural effusion and dyspnea. The authors present two cases demonstrating the utility of F18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography in the staging and prognosis of PNET of the chest wall.

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Chest wall; F18 fluorodeoxyglucose; positron-emission tomography/computed tomography; primitive neuroectodermal tumor

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