Atypical lung carcinoids frequently metastasize to mediastinal nodes, liver, bone, lungs, and brain and rarely to ovaries, pancreas, subcutaneous, and skin. Solitary peritoneal metastasis is extremely rare and unreported previously. We present a case of a 36-year-old woman with cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea with detection of lung mass, and incidental detection of pelvic mass. Fine needle aspiration cytology failed to reveal the true nature of both the lesions. FDG PET/CT showed intensely avid mediastinal nodes, left lung, and rectouterine masses. Core biopsy from lung mass revealed atypical carcinoid without appreciable uptake on 68Ga-DOTANOC scan. Subsequent postchemotherapy CT scan shows significant regression in lung and peritoneal masses.
From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, and
†Radiology, HCG Cancer Centre, Mumbai; and
‡Department of Histopathology, HCG Cancer Centre, Bangalore, India.
Received for publication September 15, 2018; revision accepted November 12, 2018.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.
Correspondence to: Sachin Gawde, DNB, Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, HCG Cancer Centre, IC Colony, Holy Cross Road, Borivali West, Mumbai 400092, India. E-mail: email@example.com.