Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma in prostate: Detection with F-18 FDG PET/CT

Mohamed H. Sayed, Hussein R. Farghaly, Nghi C. Nguyen, Mostafa S. Mostafa, Mohamed A. Mekkawy, Medhat M. Osman

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A 57-year-old man was referred for an fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-18 FDG PET/CT) study of a primary tumor after a poorly differentiated carcinoma with neuroendocrine features which was biopsied from the liver. A 4-phase abdominal CT showed a large liver right lobe mass, suspicious for hypovascular hepatocellular carcinoma. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound showed normal findings. Colonoscopy revealed a benign sigmoid colon polyp. PET/CT showed FDG avid bilateral hepatic lobe lesions, disseminated bone lesions, and an intense focus in the prostate suspicious for a prostatic primary. However, PSA was within the normal range. Tissue sampling of the prostatic lesion revealed small cell carcinoma with neuroendocrine features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-39
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma
  • F-18 FDG PET/CT
  • Prostate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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