Solitary Orbital Metastasis in Carcinoma Esophagus: Findings on Serial 18F-FDG PET/CT Scans. Academic Article uri icon



  • Orbital metastasis is an uncommon and atypical presentation of recurrent esophageal cancer that has been only seldom reported in literature. F-FDG PET/CT is routinely performed for staging and response assessment in patients with esophageal carcinoma. This case demonstrates use of follow-up FDG PET/CT scans in characterizing solitary metastatic disease in orbit and in evaluating response to therapy. It also highlights a key teaching point that postradiation-related inflammatory/infective changes may interfere in accurate assessment of PET/CT scan; however, frequently used clinical and radiological correlation may not be entirely sufficient to rule out pathological involvement.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018



  • Esophageal Neoplasms
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Orbital Neoplasms
  • Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography


Scopus Document Identifier

  • 85047764072

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001892

PubMed ID

  • 29135612

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