Nucl Med Mol Imaging.  2013 Dec;47(4):285-288.

Skin Manifestation of Unsuspecting Prostate Cancer Detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT Performed To Assess Underlying Multiple Myeloma

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ab_aziz_aini@hotmail.com
  • 2Department of Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Seoul National University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND
Skin metastases from either prostate adenocarcinoma or multiple myeloma rarely occur. We report the case of a 73-year-old man with multiple myeloma who presented with multiple subcutaneous nodules 3 years after his initial diagnosis.
METHODS
Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging was suggestive of a concomitant second primary from the prostate.
RESULTS
This case highlights not only a rare initial manifestation of prostate cancer, but also the role of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in detecting a clinically unsuspected second malignancy.
CONCLUSION
It potentially corroborates the possible association of both diseases, as has been reported before.

Keyword

Metastatic prostate carcinoma; Multiple myeloma; Subcutaneous nodules; 18F-FDGPET/CT
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