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FDG PET/CT Findings of Superficial Angiomyxoma

Nishio, Jun MD, PhD*; Iwasaki, Hiroshi MD, PhD; Aoki, Mikiko MD, PhD; Nabeshima, Kazuki MD, PhD; Naito, Masatoshi MD, PhD*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182995e15
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Superficial angiomyxoma, also known as cutaneous myxoma, is a rare but distinctive soft tissue tumor characterized by a sparse proliferation of spindle-shaped cells in a prominent myxoid matrix with numerous thin-walled blood vessels. We present a case of a pathologically proven superficial angiomyxoma arising in the first web space of the left hand of a 39-year-old man. Integrated PET/CT images showed mild focal FDG uptake in a subcutaneous soft tissue mass, with a maximum standardized uptake value of 2.94.

From the *Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and †Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan

Received for publication December 10, 2013; revision accepted April 8, 2013.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Jun Nishio, MD, PhD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University, 7-45-1 Nanakuma, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka 814-0180, Japan. E-mail:

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