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Subcutaneous Metastases of Colorectal Cancer Detected With PET/CT

Karyagar, Savas, MD*; Karyagar, Sevda Saglampinar, MD*; Kece, Can, MD; Ozdil, Bulent, MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3181d19084
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Cutaneous and subcutaneous metastases of colorectal cancer is rare. The authors present a case of a 63-year-old man with colorectal carcinoma, who underwent preoperative staging with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). PET/CT demonstrated intensely increased uptake in the subcutaneous nodular lesion in the anterior surface of the right thigh. Histopathological examination of the excised subcutaneous nodular lesion revealed adenocarcinoma metastases.

From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine, †General Surgery, and ‡Gastroenterology, Trabzon Numune Training and Research Hospital, Trabzon, Turkey.

Received for publication October 26, 2009; revision accepted November 18, 2009.

Reprints: Savas Karyagar, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Trabzon Numune Training and Research Hospital Trabzon, Turkey. E-mail:

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