A 51-year-old man with a history of surgical removal of sigmoid colon cancer underwent F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) to search for distant metastases and/or local recurrence because the carcinoembryonic antigen level was elevated. F-18 FDG PET images showed increased focal FDG uptake in the left lobe of the thyroid. Computed tomography images showed thyroid tumor in the left lobe as well as F-18 FDG PET images. Thereafter he underwent thyroidectomy and the resected specimen was histopathlogically shown to have thyroid metastasis from colon cancer. F-18 FDG PET was useful to detect thyroid metastasis from colon cancer as well as the most frequently seen metastatic sites such as liver, lungs, and lymph nodes.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Clinical Nuclear Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - May 2007|
- Colon cancer
- Thyroid metastasis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging