Nasopharyngeal carcinoma with splenic and cystic liver metastases in a pediatric patient: 18F-FDG PET-CT findings

@article{Radhakrishnan2010NasopharyngealCW,
  title={Nasopharyngeal carcinoma with splenic and cystic liver metastases in a pediatric patient: 18F-FDG PET-CT findings},
  author={Venkatraman Radhakrishnan and Sanjay Prayagraj Thulkar and Sellam Karunanithi and Nadeem Tanveer and Sameer Bakhshi},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={40},
  pages={79-82}
}
Pediatric nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is rare and usually poorly differentiated. We report a 14-year-old boy with NPC with metastases to liver, spleen, lymph nodes and bone marrow. The liver metastases closely resembled benign cystic liver disease on imaging; however, they showed intense uptake similar to other metastatic sites on positron emission tomography (PET) scan. A liver biopsy could not be performed on the boy. The boy responded clinically to platinum-based chemotherapy, and all the… CONTINUE READING