The Usefulness of Short-Interval Sequential FDG PET/CT Studies in Defining the Benignity of Hypermetabolic Lipomatous Tumor

Nir Hod, Karen Nalbandyan, Sophie Lantsberg

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Abstract

We present an interesting case of incidentally detected lipomatous tumor in an oncological patient that could result in a false-positive interpretation by exhibiting intense FDG activity similar to that of a malignant neoplasm. Careful evaluation of FDG uptake changes on sequential short-interval PET/CT studies was helpful in defining the benign nature of the tumor as the hypermetabolism was gradually disappearing obviating the need for a major surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e176-e177
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2023

Keywords

  • FDG PET/CT
  • benign lipomatous tumor
  • false-positive FDG uptake
  • hibernoma
  • incidentaloma
  • lipoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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