A staging FDG PET/CT was performed for a 43-year-old woman who was suspected to have splenic malignancy with multiple hepatic metastases revealed on CT images. The PET/CT images showed the masses and nodules of spleen had mildly increased uptake of FDG, whereas the uptake by the hepatic lesions was slightly higher. However, the pathologic evaluation demonstrated that splenic lesion was malignant as angiosarcoma, but the hepatic lesions were benign as hemangiomas.
From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.
Received for publication December 25, 2017; revision accepted December 29, 2017.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: K.Z. was partially supported by grants from Beijing Natural Science Foundation (7174338), National Natural Science Foundation of China (81601551, 81701742, 8157070810), PUMCH Science Fund of Key Projects for Junior Faculty (pumch-2016-1.4), and PUMC Youth Fund and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2017320003).
Correspondence to: Fang Li, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College, No. 1 Shuaifuyuan, Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100730, People's Republic of China. E-mail: email@example.com.