Sebaceous carcinoma of the parotid gland: F-18 FDG PET/CT findings

Atsuhiro Kumabe, Takatsugu Kawase, Kouki Miura, Yuichiro Tada, Tatsuo Masubuchi, Shin Etsu Kamata, Shuji Tanada, Atsushi Kubo, Yasuo Tajima, Naoyuki Shigematsu

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Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare malignant tumor typically originating in the skin of the eyelid. We report an unusual case of sebaceous carcinoma originating in the parotid gland of a 23-year-old woman. The patient underwent F-18 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) to determine the initial clinical stage. FDG PET/CT revealed strong uptake in the primary lesion but neither regional lymphatic nor distant metastasis were seen. These findings allowed for an accurate prediction of the nodal status, which contributed to precise determination of the initial stage. FDG PET/CT scans may be useful for the initial staging of cutaneous sebaceous carcinomas as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-262
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr


  • PET/CT
  • Parotid gland
  • Sebaceous carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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