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The diagnostic hurdle of an elderly male with bone pain: how 18F-FDG-PET led to diagnosis of a leiomyosarcoma of the adrenal gland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19331188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is uncommon for patients to present with bone metastases while the primary tumor is still unknown. The case of a patient with bone metastases as primary presentation of leiomyosarcoma, who was diagnosed after a 18F-FDG PET-CT and a CT-guided biopsy of the adrenal gland is described. If after routine physical, laboratory and radiological investigations no diagnosis can be made, 18F-FDG PET should be added to the conventional work-up of patients with unknown primary cancer. In this way, unnecessary and enduring suffering of symptomatic patients may be prevented.
Hanneke W M Van Laarhoven; Maarten Vinken; Roel Mus; Uta Flucke; Wim J G Oyen; Winette T Van der Graaf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anticancer research     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0250-7005     ISO Abbreviation:  Anticancer Res.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-31     Completed Date:  2009-04-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102988     Medline TA:  Anticancer Res     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  469-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Oncology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging*
Bone Neoplasms / secondary*
Fatal Outcome
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / diagnostic use*
Leiomyosarcoma / radionuclide imaging*,  secondary
Positron-Emission Tomography
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 63503-12-8/Fluorodeoxyglucose F18

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