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18F-FDG-PET/CT as an indicator for resection of pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma.

Authors
  • Watanabe, Sadahiro
  • Yano, Fuzuki
  • Kita, Tamotsu
  • Soga, Shigeyoshi
  • Shinmoto, Hiroshi
  • Kosuda, Shigeru
  • Ozeki, Yuichi
  • Aida, Shinsuke
  • Sakata, Ikuko
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of nuclear medicine
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2008
Volume
22
Issue
6
Pages
521–524
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12149-007-0159-z
PMID: 18670859
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 60-year-old man with a 7-year history of multiple pulmonary nodules presented to our hospital because the nodules were seen to have increased in size on review of films on a regular medical checkup 1 week earlier. Computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple pulmonary nodules with calcification in the lungs. The largest nodule measuring 2.5 cm in the maximum dimension was lobulated and ill-defined. The patient underwent 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT (18F-FDG-PET/CT) to evaluate the multiple nodules and to search for a primary lesion. 18F-FDG-PET/CT revealed increased uptake in only two nodules with a standardized uptake value of 4.61 and 2.10, respectively. The two foci with increased 18F-FDG uptake were resected and pathologically proven to be pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (PEH). PEH can transform into malignancy with metastasis. An 18F-FDG-PET/CT finding may be an indicator to decide on PEH resection.

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