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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 0019-509X
Vol. 42, No. 1, 2005, pp. 56-58
Bioline Code: cn05012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2005, pp. 56-58

 en Case Report - 18FDG PET in primary oat cell carcinoma of the esophagus
Basu Sandip, Nair Narendra


The role of FDG-PET in oat cell carcinoma of the esophagus is hitherto unexplored. A MEDLINE search using the terms "small cell carcinoma" or "oat cell carcinoma" combined with "FDG-PET" yielded no report on this issue till date. We report, in this article, two cases depicting the usefulness of this modality in the management of this uncommon neoplasm. While reevaluation of unsuspected metastatic sites missed by other modalities suggest its role in M staging, whole body FDG PET (both baseline as well as post treatment) may find important role in treatment monitoring and evaluation in residual viable disease, taking into account the systemic nature of the disease.

Primary small cell carcinoma of esophagus, FDG-PET, Oat cell carcinoma

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