You could be reading the full-text of this article now if you...

If you have access to this article through your institution,
you can view this article in

Isolated Splenic Metastasis of Ovarian Cancer Detected With 18F-FDG PET/CT

Lee, Dong Hyun MD; Yoon, Joon-Kee MD, PhD; Lee, Su Jin MD, PhD; Jo, Kyung Sook MD; Yoon, Seok-Ho MD; An, Young-Sil MD, PhD

Clinical Nuclear Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31828e9894
Interesting Images

Abstract: We report a case of isolated splenic metastasis from ovarian cancer detected with 18F-FDG PET/CT. A 66-year-old woman with ovarian cancer was referred for 18F-FDG PET/CT to determine the cause of elevated serum CA-125 levels about 48 months after surgery. 18F-FDG PET/CT showed focal, intense uptake in the spleen, with no other abnormal findings. A splenectomy was performed, and the lesion was confirmed as metastasis from ovarian cancer pathologically.

Author Information

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

Received for publication October 25, 2012; revision accepted February 21, 2013.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Young-Sil An, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, Ajou University, School of Medicine, San 5, Wonchon-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Kyunggi-do, Republic of Korea, 443-721. E-mail:

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins