Diagnosis of Dual Malignancy by 18F-FDG PET/CT in the Setting of Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration.

@article{Thapa2016DiagnosisOD,
  title={Diagnosis of Dual Malignancy by 18F-FDG PET/CT in the Setting of Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration.},
  author={Pradeep Thapa and Sandip Basu},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine technology},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={
          52-3
        }
}
We describe a rare case of paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (with detectable antineuronal antibody anti-Yo) in which (18)F-FDG PET/CT aided in the detection of 2 synchronous malignancies (one thyroid cancer and the other breast cancer). Interestingly, the primary breast malignancy was non-(18)F-FDG-avid and was detected through the presence of a metastatic (18)F-FDG-avid axillary lymph node. Surgery for both was undertaken in the same sitting, and there was improvement of the neurologic… CONTINUE READING
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