Unusual Presentation of Postradiation Sarcoma With Subsequent Intestinal Metastasis Revealed by 18F-FDG PET/CT

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Abstract

Radiation-related sarcoma is a rare but serious complication for patients after receiving radiation therapy initially for their primary malignancy. However, it usually takes several years and needs enough in-field radiation dose to develop this sarcoma. We describe a 60-year-old man with right axillary sarcoma revealed by whole-body 18F-FDG PET/CT 1 year after chemoradiotherapy, which presented ultrashort latency period and did not match the consensus definition of radiation-related sarcoma. Besides, metastatic sarcoma to small intestine was accidentally noted in the 18F-FDG PET/CT image.

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