Appropriate Diagnostic Approach in Patients with Suspicious Bone Metastasis from Low FDG-Avid Primary site in Thyroid gland: Case report

Authors

  • Afroza Akhter Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Republic of Korea
  • Subin Jeon Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Republic of Korea
  • Hee Seung Bom Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Republic o
  • Jung Joon Min Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Republic of Korea
  • Seong Young Kwon Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Republic of Korea

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjnm.v23i1-2.57712

Keywords:

PET-CT, metastatic bone tumor, thyroid, thyroglobulin

Abstract

Metastatic bone tumors are the most common malignant tumor involving bone. Bone metastases from primary tumors of unknown origin are commonly attributed to prostate, breast, lung, and thyroid. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography- Computed Tomography (PET-CT) has a very useful imaging modality to identify primary site in patients with suspicious bone metastasis. However, it remained unclear whether PET-CT have clinical value to identify primary site because some cancer types have low FDG-avidity. We report a case of 84-year-old female patient presenting with metastatic bone tumor in skull without showing any metabolic activity in primary site of her thyroid gland on FDG PET-CT and we discussed how to use other clinical information in this patient.

Bangladesh J. Nuclear Med. 23(1&2): 63-66, 2020

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2022-05-04

How to Cite

Akhter, A., Jeon, S. ., Bom, H. S., Min, J. J. ., & Kwon, S. Y. . (2022). Appropriate Diagnostic Approach in Patients with Suspicious Bone Metastasis from Low FDG-Avid Primary site in Thyroid gland: Case report. Bangladesh Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 23(1-2), 63–66. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjnm.v23i1-2.57712

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