Whole-body positron emission tomography with (fluorine-18)-2-deoxyglucose can detect metastatic carcinoma of the fallopian tube

Gynecol Oncol. 1993 Jun;49(3):383-8. doi: 10.1006/gyno.1993.1145.


Distant sites of metastatic fallopian tube carcinoma, including humerus, umbilicus, and groin, were clearly imaged with FDG-PET; the surgical-pathologic correlations are presented. In disorders such as ovarian or fallopian tube cancer, where a reliable means of diagnosing persistent or recurrent disease remains elusive, PET scanning offers another approach to this problem. Based on the increased rate of glucose metabolism in tumors, this modality focuses on the biochemical differences between malignant tissues and their normal counterparts in order to demonstrate positive findings on imaging. Potential uses of PET scanning in gynecologic oncology are presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma, Papillary / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adenocarcinoma, Papillary / secondary*
  • Adult
  • Deoxyglucose / analogs & derivatives
  • Fallopian Tube Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fallopian Tube Neoplasms / pathology
  • Female
  • Fluorine Radioisotopes
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Humans
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed / methods*


  • Fluorine Radioisotopes
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Deoxyglucose