A rare case of primary pulmonary epithelioid angiosarcoma detected by (18)F-FDG PET/CT

Clin Nucl Med. 2014 May;39(5):450-2. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318292f3b3.

Abstract

We describe a rare case of primary pulmonary epithelioid angiosarcoma detected by F-FDG PET/CT. A 54-year-old female patient with history of non-Hodgkin lymphoma underwent F-FDG PET/CT for follow-up. PET/CT detected an area of increased F-FDG uptake corresponding to a 4-cm mass located in the inferior lobe of the left lung. Based on this PET/CT finding, the patient underwent left inferior pulmonary lobectomy. Histology demonstrated the presence of a pulmonary epithelioid angiosarcoma. Other sites of disease were excluded. In our case, F-FDG PET/CT has been useful in detecting and staging this rare primary pulmonary tumor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18*
  • Hemangiosarcoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hemangiosarcoma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography*
  • Sarcoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Sarcoma / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

Substances

  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18