FDG-avid venous malformation could mimic malignancy on 18F-FDG PET/CT Journal Article

Authors: Mojtahedi, A.; Grewal, R. K.; Ulaner, G. A.
Article Title: FDG-avid venous malformation could mimic malignancy on 18F-FDG PET/CT
Abstract: A 49-year-old female patient with melanoma underwent FDG PET/CT for surveillance. PET/CT demonstrated multiple mildly FDG-avid soft tissue attenuation lesions in the pelvis of unknown etiology. MRI was performed for further evaluation. MRI demonstrated multiple dilated vascular structures measuring up to 2.5 cm consistent with venous malformation. Follow-up PET/CT 1 and 2 years later demonstrated stable FDG-avid softtissue densities in the pelvis representing venous malformation. No recurrence or distant metastases were identified. This case demonstrates how a benign FDG-avid vascular malformation on PET/CT could have been misinterpreted as malignancy. Biopsy of a vascular malformation could have had dire consequences. Copyright © 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Keywords: melanoma; fdg pet/ct; vascular malformation
Journal Title: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume: 38
Issue: 10
ISSN: 0363-9762
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
Date Published: 2013-10-01
Start Page: 826
End Page: 828
Language: English
DOI: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182a20dd5
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 24107816
Notes: Export Date: 1 May 2014 -- CODEN: CNMED -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Gary Ulaner
    144 Ulaner
  2. Ravinder K Grewal
    77 Grewal