Peliosis Hepatis Simulating Metastatic Liver Disease on FDG PET/CT

Daniel Levin, Nir Hod, Reut Anconina, Dina Ezroh Kazap, Ruthy Shaco-Levy, Sophie Lantsberg

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A 20-year-old man with gastrointestinal symptoms and weight loss underwent FDG PET/CT, which revealed multiple hypermetabolic hepatic lesions concerning for metastatic liver disease. The outcome of liver biopsy was consistent with the diagnosis of peliosis hepatis which is a rare benign disease characterized by multiple blood-filled cystic spaces in the hepatic parenchyma. The findings of peliosis on FDG PET/CT are not well reported in the literature. These interesting images emphasize the importance of including peliosis hepatis in the differential diagnosis of multiple hypermetabolic hepatic lesions on FDG PET/CT, which could simulate malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e234-e236
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Peliosis hepatis
  • hepatic metastases
  • multifocal hypermetabolic lesions
  • simulating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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