Nucl Med Mol Imaging.  2013 Jun;47(2):134-137.

Uterine Epithelioid Angiosarcoma on F-18 FDG PET/CT

  • 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Molecular Imaging Research Center, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul, Korea.


Uterine epithelioid angiosarcoma can have conventional imaging characteristics similar to those of other uterine tumors, such as leiomyoma, leiomyosarcomas or hemangioendothelioma. Uterine epithelioid angiosarcoma exhibiting increased fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) activity can be misdiagnosed. A 61-year-old woman who was diagnosed with uterine epithelioid angiosarcoma underwent F-18 FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) as a part of the pretreatment work up for surgery. F-18 FDG PET/CT showed an intense F-18 FDG uptake in the uterus in addition to increased F-18 FDG uptake at the paraaortic and aortocaval lymph nodes. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of intense F-18 FDG uptake in uterine epithelioid angiosarcoma in Korea.


Uterine epithelioid angiosarcoma; F-18 FDG; PET/CT
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