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Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Aug;40(8):695-6. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000000826.

11C-Choline and 18F-FDG PET/CT in the Detection of Occult Prostate Cancer in the Context of a Paraneoplastic Syndrome.

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From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain.

Abstract

In a 73-year-old man, an occult neoplasm was suspected after 2 consecutive deep venous thrombosis, the latter under anticoagulant therapy and previous axonopathy. After normal CT and MRI findings, a requested (18)F-FDG PET/CT showed a focal uptake in the prostate. Because FDG uptake in the prostate is infrequent, a (11)C-choline PET/CT was indicated revealing a focal uptake in the same location. No other abnormalities were detected in the rest of the body. A guided biopsy by ultrasonography was performed revealing a prostate carcinoma and inflammation in both prostatic lobes.

PMID:
26018697
DOI:
10.1097/RLU.0000000000000826
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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