World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 205--208

Occult prostate cancer detected with 18F-fluorocholine positron emission tomography/computed tomography


Wanying Xie1, Andrew Eik Hock Tan2, Christopher Cheng3, Anthony Goh Soon Whatt4 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608, Singapore
2 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Raffles Hospital, Singapore S188770, Singapore
3 Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608, Singapore
4 Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608, Singapore

Correspondence Address:
Wanying Xie
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608
Singapore

We present a case of a 63-year-old gentleman, who had an initial negative prostate needle biopsy, but persistently elevated prostate-specific antigen levels. An magnetic resonance imaging study of the prostate failed to demonstrate the presence of malignancy. 18F-fluorocholine positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was then acquired which revealed suspicious prostate lesions. These were confirmed by subsequent surgery and histology to represent prostatic carcinoma.


How to cite this article:
Xie W, Tan AH, Cheng C, Whatt AS. Occult prostate cancer detected with 18F-fluorocholine positron emission tomography/computed tomography.World J Nucl Med 2014;13:205-208


How to cite this URL:
Xie W, Tan AH, Cheng C, Whatt AS. Occult prostate cancer detected with 18F-fluorocholine positron emission tomography/computed tomography. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Jan 22 ];13:205-208
Available from: http://www.wjnm.org/article.asp?issn=1450-1147;year=2014;volume=13;issue=3;spage=205;epage=208;aulast=Xie;type=0