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FDG PET/CT Findings of Unsuspected Pulmonary Epithelioid Angiosarcoma Manifested as a Brain Metastasis

Zhang, Gui-Xiong BM*; Zheng, Yongjiang MD; Huang, Wen-Shan BM*; Yang, Min BM*; Xu, Jie-Hua MD, PhD*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002544
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A 42-year-old man presented paroxysmal sharp pain in the right side of the head. Head CT showed a lesion in the right frontal lobe. MRI of the head suggested the possibility of metastasis. FDG PET/CT showed increased uptake corresponding to lesions in the right frontal lobe of the brain, the left upper lobe of lung, and the left adrenal gland, respectively. Cerebral and pulmonary lesions were both resected. Histopathology confirmed that both lesions are primary epithelioid angiosarcomas.

From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine,

Hematology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.

Received for publication January 23, 2019; revision accepted February 3, 2019.

Gui-Xiong Zhang, Yong-Jiang Zheng, and Wen-Shan Huang contributed equally to this work.

The work was performed in the Third Affiliated Hospitals of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: This project was sponsored by SRF for ROCS, SEM, and supported by Natural Science Foundation of China project (81101866) and Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China (2018A030313200). None declared to all authors.

Correspondence to: Jie-Hua Xu, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, 600 Tianhe Rd, Guangzhou, 510630, People's Republic of China. E-mail: xujiehua@mail.sysu.edu.cn.

Online date: April 1, 2019

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