Late metastatic recurrence of penile carcinoma after 10 years: Demonstration with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography

Penile cancer is rare cancer. While inguinal and pelvic nodal metastasis is common, distant metastasis is rare. We here present the interesting case of a 59-year-old male patient with penile carcinoma, previously treated with penectomy and inguinal lymphadenectomy 10 years earlier. He presented with bone pains and given history of malignancy he was referred for an (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). PET/CT demonstrated multiple (18)F-FDG avid bone and lung metastases. No locoregional disease was seen. Biopsy from a lung nodule confirmed the diagnosis, and the patient was started on palliative chemotherapy.

Indian journal of nuclear medicine : IJNM : the official journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India. 0000 [Epub]

Punit Sharma

Department of Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.