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Hepatic Angiomyolipoma Having FDG Uptake at the Similar Level of the Normal Liver Parenchyma

Wang, Xuezhu, MD; Wang, Jingnan, MD, PhD; Cheng, Xin, MD, PhD; Li, Fang, MD; Huo, Li, MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002551
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A middle-aged woman underwent a contrast CT to evaluate a palpable upper abdominal mass. The images showed large lesion in the left lobe of the liver, and malignancy was among differential diagnoses. For this reason, FDG PET/CT was performed. Surprisingly, the level of FDG uptake by the large hepatic lesion was similar to the normal part of the liver. Pathological examination demonstrated hepatic angiomyolipoma.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing Key Laboratory of Molecular Targeted Diagnosis and Therapy in Nuclear Medicine, Beijing, China.

Received for publication January 31, 2019; revision accepted February 6, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: This work was sponsored in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant 81571713), Capital's Funds for Health Improvement and Research (grant 2016-2-40115), and CAMS Innovation Fund for Medical Sciences CIFMS) (grant 2016-I2M-4-003, 2018-I2M-3-001). None declared to all authors.

Correspondence to: Li Huo, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, #1 Shuaifuyuan, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China 100730. E-mail:

Online date: May 30, 2019

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