Testicular metastasis from recurrent gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma: Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography findings

Ishan Garg, Maria Baladron Zanetti, Ayse Tuba Kendi

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Abstract

Testicular metastasis from gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma is a very rare condition. A 57-year-old male with a history of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery for HER-2-positive GEJ adenocarcinoma underwent a follow-up 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). It revealed multiple metastases including bilateral testicular and L4 laminar metastasis. The patient received multiple chemotherapies, but follow-up PET/CT showed interval progression of disease. Here, we present a case highlighting one of the unusual sites of metastasis from GEJ cancer, role of PET/CT as a surveillance tool in such patients, and the importance of radiologists to be aware of such uncommon sites of metastasis to avoid interpretative errors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-72
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Esophageal cancer
  • gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma
  • positron emission tomography/computed tomography
  • testicular metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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