J Korean Radiol Soc.  2007 Jan;56(1):69-72.

Hibernoma of the Psoas Muscle: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology and the Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yongdong Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea. khuhz@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Hibernoma is a rare, benign, soft tissue tumor that is composed of brown fat. We report here on a case of hibernoma that arrose from the right psoas muscle along with the imaging features on computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and 2-deoxy-2 (F-18) fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET). We suggest that a fat-containing mass with a curvilinear intratumoral vessel on the CT and MRI scans provides diagnostic clues for making the differential diagnosis of hibernoma, although these features may mimic malignancy.

Keyword

Hibernoma; Computed tomography (CT); Magnetic resonance (MR); Positron emission tomography (PET); Soft tissue, neoplasma; Lipoma
Full Text Links
  • JKRS
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2021 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr