FDG PET in solitary metastastic/secondary tumor of the kidney: A report of three cases and a review of the relevant literature

Tomohiro Kaneta, Takashi Hakamatsuka, Takayuki Yamada, Kei Takase, Akihiro Sato, Shuichi Higano, Shigeo Kinomura, Hiroshi Fukuda, Syouki Takahashi, Shogo Yamada

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Abstract

Metastatic tumors or secondary lymphoma of the kidney are rare and can often be missed on conventional computed tomography (CT) imaging. On the other hand, many types of metastatic tumor or lymphoma can be detected clearly as hotspots of elevated uptake on FDG PET. However, excreted FDG present in the urinary tract mimics these findings and interferes with image reading. Careful investigation of the renal cortex by FDG PET and review of anatomical images, such as the findings of CT and MRI, have important roles in the detection of renal tumor. Here, we present three cases of solitary metastatic/secondary tumor of the kidney, and discuss the features of the lesions on FDG PET in comparison with their appearance on CT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Medicine
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1

Keywords

  • FDG
  • PET
  • Renal metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Kaneta, T., Hakamatsuka, T., Yamada, T., Takase, K., Sato, A., Higano, S., Kinomura, S., Fukuda, H., Takahashi, S., & Yamada, S. (2006). FDG PET in solitary metastastic/secondary tumor of the kidney: A report of three cases and a review of the relevant literature. Annals of Nuclear Medicine, 20(1), 79-82. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02985596