Vasc Spec Int.  2016 Sep;32(3):137-139. 10.5758/vsi.2016.32.3.137.

Fluorine-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Findings of Post Traumatic Lymphangioma in a Young Adult Male

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  • 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea. cka52@yumail.ac.kr

Abstract

The authors report the case of a 34-year-old male, who underwent a fluorine-18 fluoro deoxyglucose (¹â¸F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan 7 years after trauma for the evaluation of multifocal masses in the right iliac and right inguinal areas. CT findings showed multifocal low density masses and ¹â¸F-FDG PET revealed slightly increased uptake (maximum standardized uptake value [SUVmax] 3.1). These findings did not exclude the possibility of a benign or malignant lesion. To achieve differential diagnosis, partial surgical excision was performed and a pathologic examination subsequently revealed lymphangioma. Here, the authors describe the ¹â¸F-FDG PET/CT findings of a rare case of lymphangioma resulting from trauma.

Keyword

Lymphangioma; Trauma; Positron emission tomography/computed tomography; Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
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