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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 237--239

Positron emission tomography / computerized tomography evaluation of primary Hodgkin俟Q製 disease of liver

VS Gota1, NC Purandare2, S Gujral3, S Shah2, R Nair1, V Rangarajan2 
1 Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India
2 Department of Bioimaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India
3 Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India

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V Rangarajan
Department of Bioimaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
India

Occurrence of primary Hodgkin俟Q製 lymphoma (PHL) of the liver is extremely rare. We report on a case of a 60-year-old male who presented with liver mass and B-symptomatology. Hepatoma or hepatic metastasis from a gastrointestinal primary was initially suspected. Tumor markers like AFP, CEA, Total PSA, and CA-19.9 were within normal limits. Positron Emission Tomography / Computerized Tomography (PET/CT) revealed a large hepatic lesion and a nodal mass in the porta hepatis. A liver biopsy was consistent with Hodgkin俟Q製 lymphoma. There was complete regression of the hepatic lesion and evidence of shrinkage of the nodal mass following four cycles of chemotherapy. 18F Fluro -de-oxy Glucose (FDG) PET / CT in this case helped in establishing a primary hepatic lymphoma by demonstrating the absence of pathologically hypermetabolic foci in any other nodes or organs. PET / CT scan is a useful adjunct to conventional imaging and histopathology, not only to establish the initial diagnosis, but also to monitor treatment response in PHL.


How to cite this article:
Gota V S, Purandare N C, Gujral S, Shah S, Nair R, Rangarajan V. Positron emission tomography / computerized tomography evaluation of primary Hodgkin's disease of liver.Indian J Cancer 2009;46:237-239


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Gota V S, Purandare N C, Gujral S, Shah S, Nair R, Rangarajan V. Positron emission tomography / computerized tomography evaluation of primary Hodgkin's disease of liver. Indian J Cancer [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Oct 17 ];46:237-239
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