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A Rare Plasma Cell Dyscrasiain Paraspinal Muscles Shown by 18F-FDG PET/CT

Elgin Ozkan*
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ankara University, Turkey

*Corresponding author: Elgin Ozkan, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Published: 13 Feb, 2017
Cite this article as: Ozkan E. A Rare Plasma Cell Dyscrasiain Paraspinal Muscles Shown by 18F-FDG PET/CT. Clin Oncol. 2017; 2: 1202.

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F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT is a highly influential workup that provides valuable information inplasma cell dyscrasia. In this case, we report 51 years old male with plasma cell dyscrasia, who referred for F-18 FDG PET/CT as part of a reevaluation workup, with diffuse increased paraspinal skeletal muscle uptake. Additionally 18F – FDG PET/CT disclosed right supradiaphragmatic and retrocrural lymph node and 1th sacral vertebra metastases.

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A 51-year-old male with plasma cell dyscrasia was referred for F-18 FDG PET/CT to evaluate metabolic response to 6 cycle of chemotherapy with sisplatin, siklofosfamid, etoposid and deksametazon. Maximal Intensity Projection (MIP) view (a) andcoronal PET view (b) showed diffuse increased unilateral paraspinal skeletal muscle, right supradiaphragmatic and retrocrural lymph nodes and 1th sacral vertebra uptake. The maximal standardized uptake values (SUVmax) of the paraspinal muscle, right supradiaphragmatic lymph nodes, retrocrural lymph nodes, 1th sacral vertebra metastases and pleural effusion were 6.6, 5.5, 5.9, 11.6, 3.0 respectively. Right paraspinal muscle uptake was seen between 1st thoracal and 5th lumbar vertebra level.

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(a) Axial views shows pleural effusion and right paraspinal muscle uptake. (b) Retrocrural lymph nodes and right paraspinal muscle uptake. (c) Sacral 1st vertebra metastases.


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