Imaging findings of pelvic tumor thrombosis extending from sacral bone metastasis of adrenocortical carcinoma - Abstract

We report the imaging findings of a patient with adrenocortical carcinoma who showed pelvic tumor thrombosis extending from sacral bone metastasis.

Contrast-enhanced computed tomography demonstrated extensive intraluminal filling defects in the pelvic veins. A lytic lesion in the sacrum was also noted and continuity between the sacral lesion and the filling defect in the branch of pelvic veins was indicated. The filling defects showed increased uptake on positron emission tomography with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose and single-photon emission computed tomography with 131I-iodomethylnorcholesterol, and fusion images with computed tomography aided the localization of the increased uptake areas. Multimodality imaging may be beneficial for the characterization and localization of lesions in patients suspected of having metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma.

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Ishida K, Inoue Y, Woodhams R, Asano Y, Hara T.   Are you the author?
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Kitasato University School of Medicine, 1-15-1 Kitasato, Minami-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-0373, Japan.

Reference: Case Rep Radiol. 2012;2012:919603.
doi: 10.1155/2012/919603

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23326744 Adrenal and Kidney Conditions Section