FDG PET/CT of mediastinal epithelioid hemangioendothelioma

Nir Hod, Reut Anconina, Daniel Levin, Bertha Delgado, Julia Dudnik, Sophie Lantsberg

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Abstract

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare low-to intermediate-grade malignant vascular neoplasm with a variable clinical course and currently no standardized treatment. We present a case of a 65-year-old woman diagnosed as having mediastinal epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, a location which is very exceptional. FDG PET/CT was more sensitive than CT for staging, revealing intense FDG uptake in the primary tumor and in the metastatic disease. Despite high FDG uptake, the disease was stable with no further specific treatment. Only few reports utilizing FDG PET/CT are available; review of the literature on this subject is included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E540-E543
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cancer staging
  • Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma
  • FDG PET/CT
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Vascular tumor

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