Korean J Radiol.  2013 Apr;14(2):294-298. 10.3348/kjr.2013.14.2.294.

Cavernous Hemangioma of the Ilium Mimicking Aggressive Malignant Bone Tumor with Increased Activity on 18F-FDG PET/CT

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  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Dong-A Hospital, Gwangju 503-300, Korea. drksw008@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju 501-757, Korea.

Abstract

Osseous hemangioma is a benign vascular tumor, and it usually occurs in the vertebrae and the skull. However, hemangiomas of flat bones are rare, and there are very few reports that describe the radiologic findings of osseous hemangioma of the ilium. We report a unique case of large cavernous hemangioma mimicking a chondrogenic malignant bone tumor originated from the ilium in a 22-year-old female. The mass showed stippled calcifications, heterogeneous enhancement with thick septa and enhanced soft tissue components on CT and MR, and also this mass demonstrated heterogeneous 2-fluoro [fluorine-18]-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG) uptake on 18F-FDG PET/CT.

Keyword

Ilium; Bone tumor; Hemangioma; CT; MR; PET; CT
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