FDG PET/CT of Cardiac Angiosarcoma with Pulmonary Metastases

Nir Hod, Aryeh Shalev, Daniel Levin, Reut Anconina, Dina Ezroh Kazap, Sophie Lantsberg

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    We present a case of an adolescent girl with a cardiac mass which was characterized as malignant on FDG PET/CT. In addition, FDG PET/CT revealed multiple hypermetabolic pulmonary lesions. The final diagnosis was primary cardiac angiosarcoma with pulmonary metastases, a rare malignancy especially in female patients at this age group. We emphasize the potential role of FDG PET/CT in patients with a cardiac neoplasm and present a literature review of FDG uptake in benign versus malignant cardiac tumors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)744-746
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
    Issue number10
    StatePublished - 1 Oct 2018


    • FDG PET/CT
    • FDG uptake in cardiac tumors
    • cardiac angiosarcoma
    • cardiac tumor
    • pulmonary metastases

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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