F-18 FDG PET imaging in a patient with granulocyte colony stimulating factor producing pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma

Saeko Takahashi, Katsuyuki Kuwabara, Makoto Sawafuji, Satoshi Akiduki, Akitoshi Ishizaka

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Abstract

We studied the diffusely increased fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography (PET) in the vertebrae of a 74-year-old man with granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) producing pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma. The PET findings were due to bone marrow hyperplasia induced by G-CSF and indicate that we should be careful in differentiating these findings from bone metastases and complications with hematological disease. The Tc-99m HMDP bone scan was normal. PET image in another patient with lung cancer after treatment by rhG-CSF resembles that of the described case. PET imaging in a patient with G-CSF producing carcinoma is probably rare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-557
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 1

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Keywords

  • F-18 FDG PET
  • Granulocyte colony stimulating factor producing carcinoma
  • Pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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