Small cell carcinoma of the parotid gland: Evaluation with FDG PET Imaging

Chander S., Ergun E., Westphal S., Powell W., Zerin J., Nandkumar U.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.29, no.8, pp.502-503, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.rlu.0000132931.22410.37
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.502-503
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Positron emission tomography (PET) using F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has been successfully used in the evaluation of a variety of malignancies. This work reports a 76-year-old man with a history of small cell carcinoma of the parotid gland, a rare tumor. The tumor was surgically resected. A follow-up FDG PET scan revealed marked FDG accumulation in the right neck indicating a metastatic lymph node. This case shows that FDG PET could play an important role in the staging, restaging, and posttherapy follow up of small cell carcinoma of the parotid gland.