Unusual Metastases to Diaphragm and Spleen from Adenocarcinoma of Lung Detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging: A Case Report

Anindita Rani Paul (Institute of Nuclear medical Physics, AERE, Savar, Dhaka-1349, Bangladesh)
Rajib Paul Chowdhury (Upazila health Complex, Bhuapur, Tangail-1960, Bangladesh)
Pritam Saha Podder (Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, Savar-1342, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Umme Saoda (Institute of Nuclear medical Physics, AERE, Savar, Dhaka-1349, Bangladesh)

Article ID: 1586

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jor.v1i3.1586


Globally, carcinoma of lung is the predominant cause of cancer deathamong both men and women. While hematogenous spread from primarylung cancer to multiple other organs is frequently reported, metastases ofmalignant tumors to diaphragm and spleen are rare. Nowadays, Positronemission tomography (PET) with 18 F- fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) hasemerged in such a way that it has become an effective imaging technology for the evaluation of different carcinomas, particularly for cancerstaging and follow up after therapy. PET scan is able to provide metabolicinformation. In this case, we present an attractive unified PET/CT scanimage in a patient with lung carcinoma having unusual diaphragm andsplenic metastases. So, PET/CT imaging could strongly identified rareand unusual metastatic sites of cancer and added more appropriate stagingin patient with carcinoma of lung.


PET/CT; Lung carcinoma; Diaphragm metastasis; Splenic metastasis

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