Intramedullary Spinal Cord Metastasis from Malignant Mesenchymal Tumor: Detection with FDG-PET/CT


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Tamam M. O. , Tamam C., Yildirim D. , Mulazimoglu M., Kamali G.

MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY, vol.24, pp.22-24, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/mirt.46855
  • Title of Journal : MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-24

Abstract

Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis is very rare. In this study, we present the case of a 32-year-old male patient with a 2-month history of bilateral lower extremity weakness. Initial magnetic resonance imaging of the dorsal spine showed abnormal thickening of the dorsal spinal cord at the level of the T1-2 bodies. FDG-PET/CT images revealed a hypermetabolic lesion in the spinal cord at this level. This patient had an intramedullary spinal cord metastasis, a rare form of metastatic disease, secondary to malignant mesenchymal tumor.