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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 539-541

Isolated gluteus maximus muscle metastasis as an initial presentation and primary asymptomatic nonsmall cell lung cancer detected using fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography imaging


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT and Radionuclide Therapy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oncology, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital Limited, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Koramadai Karuppusamy Kamaleshwaran
Department of Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT and Radionuclide Therapy, Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital Limited, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.142662

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Isolated skeletal muscle metastasis in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a rare event particularly when it is detected at initial staging. Our case report describes the whole body imaging with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography detecting asymptomatic primary NSCLC causing the solitary symptomatic metastasis to the gluteus maximus muscle. Patient underwent systemic chemotherapy.


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