Nucl Med Mol Imaging.  2008 Aug;42(4):323-327.

A Case of Esophageal Leiomyoma Showing High FDG Uptake on F-18 FDG PET

  • 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


An esophageal leiomyoma is the most common benign tumor of the esophagus mainly occurred in intramural portion. Occasionaly, it is difficult to discriminate esophageal malignancy from large leiomyoma. Although F-18 FDG PET has been used for differentiating malignant from benign disease, false-positive cases have been reported. Recently, uterine leiomyoma has been reported to have relatively high F-18 FDG uptake in some patients but little is known about how an esophageal leiomyoma might be showed on F-18 FDG PET. We report a case of esophageal leiomyoma that showed high FDG uptake on PET images.


esophageal leiomyoma; F-18 FDG; PET
Full Text Links
  • NMMI
export Copy
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2021 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: