World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 215--217

Disseminated skeletal muscle and cardiac metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma of the lung detected with FDG and FLT PET/CT


Tarun Kumar Jain1, Sampanna Jung Rayamajhi1, Rajender Kumar Basher1, Dheeraj Gupta2, Venkata Nagarjuna Maturu2, Bhagwant Rai Mittal1 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajender Kumar Basher
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012, Punjab and Haryana
India

Lung cancer is one of the leading cancers all over the world. Positron emission tomography (PET) using 18F fluorodeoxyglucose (18F FDG) is useful for staging of the disease and decide the appropriate management. 3Ͳ-deoxy-3Ͳ-18 F-fluorothymidine (18F FLT) is a tracer being extensively evaluated currently and is said to represent tumor proliferation. Common sites of metastases from lung cancer include adrenal glands, bone, and brain. Muscle metastasis and cardiac metastasis are uncommon findings. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung with metastases to multiple skeletal muscles and myocardium detected with both FDG and FLT PET/computed tomography (CT).


How to cite this article:
Jain TK, Rayamajhi SJ, Basher RK, Gupta D, Maturu VN, Mittal BR. Disseminated skeletal muscle and cardiac metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma of the lung detected with FDG and FLT PET/CT.World J Nucl Med 2016;15:215-217


How to cite this URL:
Jain TK, Rayamajhi SJ, Basher RK, Gupta D, Maturu VN, Mittal BR. Disseminated skeletal muscle and cardiac metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma of the lung detected with FDG and FLT PET/CT. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 21 ];15:215-217
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