FDG PET/CT findings in a rare case of giant fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus harboring atypical lipomatous tumor/well-differentiated liposarcoma Journal Article


Authors: Beylergil, V.; Simmons, M. Z.; Ulaner, G.; Jurcic, J.; Hibshoosh, H.; Carrasquillo, J. A.
Article Title: FDG PET/CT findings in a rare case of giant fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus harboring atypical lipomatous tumor/well-differentiated liposarcoma
Abstract: A 70-year-old man with a history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) underwent FDG PET/CT scan, which revealed a large polypoid soft tissue lesion in the esophagus with peripheral FDG avidity. An endoscopic biopsy revealed inflammatory changes with scattered CLL cells. The final histopathology demonstrated an 18-cm long and 4-cm wide giant fibrovascular polyp that was removed in 2 pieces. The polyp was composed of atypical adipose tissue with scattered giant cells and spindle-shaped cells as well as foci of CLL. Mouse double minute 2 homolog amplification was noted by fluorescence in situ hybridization diffusely in the giant polyp consistent with well-differentiated liposarcoma in a giant fibrovascular polyp.
Keywords: aged; case report; positron emission tomography; computer assisted tomography; tomography, x-ray computed; cell differentiation; pathology; diagnostic agent; fluorodeoxyglucose f 18; fluorodeoxyglucose f18; positron-emission tomography; scintiscanning; contrast medium; contrast media; radiography; endoscopy; esophagus; polyp; polyps; liposarcoma; lipoma; multimodal imaging; humans; human; male; article
Journal Title: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume: 39
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0363-9762
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
Date Published: 2014-03-01
Start Page: 288
End Page: 291
Language: English
PUBMED: 24458178
PROVIDER: scopus
DOI: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000000358
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Notes: Export Date: 3 November 2014 -- Source: Scopus
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