Unusual F-18 choline uptake in penile metastasis from prostate cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Choline
  • Fluorine Radioisotopes
  • Penile Neoplasms
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • Functional imaging of prostate carcinoma is important especially for restaging of the disease in the case of biochemical relapse. The powerful imaging modality F-18 choline PET/CT (FCH PET/CT) improves assessment of clinically silent sites of recurrence. Despite rich vascularization and vascular communication between the penis and the prostate, metastatic involvement of the penis is relatively infrequent. We present a prostate cancer patient with unusual FCH uptake in a penile metastasis from prostate cancer. Metastasis from prostate adenocarcinoma to the bulbus and corpus of penis was identified with FCH during follow-up, 3 years after the initial diagnosis. © 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

publication date

  • April 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182485311

PubMed ID

  • 22391732

Additional Document Info

start page

  • e89

end page

  • 90

volume

  • 37

number

  • 4