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

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

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  • 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. jsryu2@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

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.

Keyword

esophageal leiomyoma; F-18 FDG; PET
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