PET/CT in a patient with adenoma malignum of the uterine cervix.


The findings of positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT) in a patient with FIGO stage IIA adenoma malignum of the uterine cervix are described in this article. PET/CT showed that the cervical tumor was intensely hypermetabolic with no evidence of disease spread. However, lymphadenectomy revealed metastatic spread to paraaortic lymph nodes. PET/CT may be useful in identifying primary site of disease in patients with adenoma malignum; however, the utility in detecting metastatic nodal disease remains to be determined.

DOI: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31820aa346

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@article{Sharp2011PETCTIA, title={PET/CT in a patient with adenoma malignum of the uterine cervix.}, author={Hadley J. Sharp and Chelsea C Pinnix and Anuja Jhingran and Elizabeth D Euscher and Eric M . Rohren and Pedro T. Ramirez}, journal={Clinical nuclear medicine}, year={2011}, volume={36 6}, pages={468-9} }