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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 297031, 4 pages
Case Report

An Incidental Finding of Mucinous Colon Cancer by 18F-Choline PET/CT Determining a Change in Clinical Management of a Patient with Recurrent Prostate Adenocarcinoma

1Radiation Oncology Department, AO “Bianchi Melacrino Morelli”, Via Giuseppe Melacrino 21, 89124 Reggio Calabria, Italy
2Radiation Oncology Department, University Teaching Hospital AO “S. Croce e Carle”, Via M. Coppino 26, 12100 Cuneo, Italy
3Radiation Oncology Department, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria, 98100 Messina, Italy

Received 26 April 2014; Accepted 30 July 2014; Published 13 August 2014

Academic Editor: Annekathryn Goodman

Copyright © 2014 Carmelo Tuscano et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 66-year-old-man underwent a PET/CT scan after a biochemical relapse for a prostate cancer previously treated with a laparoscopic surgical procedure which revealed a focal uptake in the posterior wall of sigmoid colon. The biopsy demonstrated a colon cancer with mucinous differentiation producing a shift in clinical priority. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report in the English literature describing the detection by 18F-choline PET/CT of a colorectal cancer with mucinous differentiation.