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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

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31828e9894
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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.

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:

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