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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 220-222

Thyroid cartilage metastases on F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography: A tale of two cases with a brief review of literature

Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Prof. Rakesh Kumar
Head, Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Division, Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_34_19

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Metastases to thyroid cartilage are rare entities and can often easily be missed on computed tomography (CT) scan alone. Positron emission tomography (PET)-CT imaging has overcome this diagnostic dilemma due to its ability to provide for both anatomical and functional imaging. We report two rare cases of thyroid cartilage metastases on F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose PET-CT from breast and papillary thyroid malignancies as primaries.

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