A Rare Case of Urachal Carcinoma Metastatic to Thoracic Vertebra Detected by FDG PET/CT

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Abstract

Both chest radiography and MRI scan showed compression fracture of the T6 vertebral body in a 33-year-old man who presented with back pain. Because of the absence of predisposing factors for compression fracture, a pathologic fracture was considered. For this reason, an FDG PET/CT was performed. The images revealed not only the abnormal activity in the known T6 vertebral body but also an additional activity immediately anterosuperior to the urinary bladder in a partially calcified soft tissue nodule. A mucinous adenocarcinoma of urachus with solitary bone metastasis was confirmed histopathologically.

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