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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117-119

Extensive tumor thrombus in a case of carcinoma lung detected by F18-FDG-PET/CT

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Army Hospital, Research and Referral, Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, India

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M J Jacob
Head of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Army Hospital Research and Referral, Delhi Cantt, New Delhi-110010
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.90269

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Tumor thrombus is a rare complication of solid cancers, mainly seen in cases of renal cell carcinoma, wilm's tumor, testicular carcinoma, adrenal cortical carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. [1] Tumor thrombus in inferior vena cava is a rare complication of primary carcinoma lung. It should be identified so as to rule out venous thromboembolism and avoiding unnecessary anticoagulant therapy. We describe a case where F18-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography - computed tomography (PET/CT) helped to identify extensive tumor thrombus.

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