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

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

Thomas Jose Eluvathingal Muttikkal, Vanessa M Shami, David R Jones, Patrice K Rehm

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.

Keywords


Fluorine-18-2-Fluoro-2-Deoxy-D-Glucose Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography; FDG; PET/CT; Carcinoma; Hypermetabolic; Epiphrenic; Diverticulum



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v8i11.2060