Unusual lymph node metastases of prostate cancer detected by 18F-fluorocholine PET/CT - Abstract

A 65-year-old patient with prostate adenocarcinoma was explored by 18F-fluorocholine (FCH) PET/CT for pretreatment staging because of a high risk of prostate cancer.

Images showed multiple foci with increased uptake of F-FCH within some pelvic and retroperitoneal lymph nodes, osseous foci (iliac bones and sacrum), and much more unusual, increased uptake foci within some left supraclavicular and left axillary lymph nodes. Owing to the rarity of spread to supraclavicular lymph nodes, surgical removal was performed and revealed prostate cancer metastases.

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Pinaquy J, Allard J, Cornelis F, Pasticier G, De Clermont H.   Are you the author?
Service de Médecine Nucléaire, Hôpital Pellegrin, CHU Bordeaux, Bordeaux; Service de Radiologie, Hôpital Pellegrin, CHU Bordeaux, Bordeaux; INCIA, UMR CNRS 5287, université Bordeaux Segalen, Bordeaux; Service d'urologie, Hôpital Pellegrin, CHU Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.

Reference: Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Apr;40(4):e255-7.
doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000000708

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25674860

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