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Diagnosis of Primary Clear Cell Carcinoma of the Vagina by 18F-FDG PET/CT

Fu, Zhanli MD*; Chen, Xueqi PhD, MD*; Yang, Xing MD*; Li, Qian MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002463
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A 41-year-old woman presented with irregular vaginal bleeding, and a vaginal tumor was found and proved to be a clear cell carcinoma by biopsy. An 18F-FDG PET/CT was performed to exclude its metastatic possibility, which showed the vaginal tumor was the only lesion with 18F-FDG avidity. The vaginectomy and hysterectomy were performed to resect the lesion, and primary clear cell carcinoma of the vagina was finally diagnosed.

From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China

Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Received for publication November 20, 2018; revision accepted December 1, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Zhanli Fu, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, No. 8, Xishiku St, West District, Beijing, 100034, China. E-mail:

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