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FDG Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography Demonstration of Carcinoma Arising in an Epiphrenic Diverticulum

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Abstract
Esophageal carcinoma arising within an epiphrenic diverticulum is rare. We describe a case of a carcinoma in a long-standing epiphrenic diverticulum in a 62-year-old patient. Fluorine-18-2-Fluoro-2-Deoxy-D-Glucose Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography, and endoscopic ultrasound revealed a hypermetabolic mass within the diverticulum. A preoperative diagnosis was made via endoscopic biopsy. The patient underwent Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy. He remains well and free of recurrence 18 months after surgery.






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4. Carcinoma

5. Hypermetabolic

6. Epiphrenic

7. Diverticulum


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