Paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes (PNS) are a rare, heterogeneous group of complications associated with malignancy, unrelated to direct tumor invasion or metastasis, that may be immune-mediated. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of PNS and outline the value of 2-deoxy-2-[ 18F]fluoro-D-glucose PET/CT in the evaluation of patients with a PNS. 2-deoxy-2-18F-fluoro-D-glucose PET/CT is valuable to identify or exclude an occult malignancy in patients with suspected paraneoplastic syndromes.
- occult malignancy
- paraneoplastic syndromes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging