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Indian J Nucl Med. 2020 Jan-Mar;35(1):63-65. doi: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_129_19. Epub 2019 Dec 31.

Primary Retroperitoneal Transitional Cell Carcinoma Identified on 18F-Fludeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography: An Exceedingly Rare Radio-Pathological Entity.

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Department of Nuclear Medicine, MIOT International Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Department of Pathology, MIOT International Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


We report here initial staging and follow-up imaging findings of a case of primary retroperitoneal transitional cell carcinoma, one of the rarest nonurological tumors of the retroperitoneal space, to highlight the importance of 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in this infrequently encountered pathology.


Carcinoma; fludeoxyglucose; positron emission tomography/computed tomography; retroperitoneal; transitional cell

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