Intramedullary spinal cord metastases from breast cancer: Detection with 18F-FDG PET/CT

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A 35-year-old woman, already treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy for a ductal carcinoma of the left breast, underwent an 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) scan for an increase of the serum markers carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and cancer antigen 15.3 (CA15.3). The scan showed multiple FDG-avid lesions in the liver and bone. The images also detected two areas of uptake in the dorsal and lumbar spinal cord, which were suspicious for metastases; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed these lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number329
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 11 2013


  • F-FDG
  • Breast cancer
  • PET/CT
  • Spinal cord metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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