Neurofibroma with increased uptake of [F-18]-fluoro-2 deoxy-D-glucose interpreted as a metastatic lesion

Chung-Huei Hsu, Chi-Ming Lee, Fong Chieh Wang, Chia-Lang Fang

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Abstract

We report a patient with a solitary spinal neurofibroma in the posterior mediastinum interpreted as a metastatic tumor. A 46-year-old female with rectal cancer who had undergone operation and subsequent adjuvant chemotherapy two years previously was referred to our department for a follow-up whole body FDG-PET study. PET scan revealed a mass with increased uptake of FDG (SUV = 4.6) in the posterior mediastinum. MRI examination showed a dumbbell neurogenic tumor originating from the intercostal nerve at T6 level. A subsequent CT-guided biopsy demonstrated a neurofibroma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-611
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Medicine
Volume17
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

Keywords

  • FDG
  • Neurofibroma
  • PET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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