Case Report
Volume 12 Issue 12 - 2021
Can FDG PET/CT Replace Bone Scan in Detection of Bone Metastasis in Patients of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma?

Hira Waheed* and Syed Jahanzeb

Department of Radiology, Dr. Ziauddin University, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Hira Waheed, Department of Radiology, Dr. Ziauddin University, Pakistan.
Received: September 24, 2021; Published: November 26, 2021


Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is quite a rare malignancy worldwide. Literature has shown that there is a marked variation in the prevalence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in different regions of the world. It has an incidence of 0.5 - 2 per 100,000 in Europe and the United States [1]. However, it is much more common in certain parts of Southeast Asia, North Africa, Middle East and particularly in southern China [2].

Majority of the nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPC) are epithelial in origin and have a strong association with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Due to the rich submucosal lymphatic system of nasopharynx, more than 70% of patients have clinically involved lymph nodes at initial diagnosis.

Keywords: Nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC); Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV); Lymph Nodes


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Citation: Hira Waheed and Syed Jahanzeb. “Can FDG PET/CT Replace Bone Scan in Detection of Bone Metastasis in Patients of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma?”. EC Orthopaedics 12.12 (2021): 05-11.

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