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FDG PET/CT of Mediastinal Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma

Hod, Nir MHA, MD*; Anconina, Reut MD*; Levin, Daniel MD*; Delgado, Bertha MD; Dudnik, Julia MD; Lantsberg, Sophie MD*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002726
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Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare low- to intermediate-grade malignant vascular neoplasm with a variable clinical course and currently no standardized treatment. We present a case of a 65-year-old woman diagnosed as having mediastinal epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, a location which is very exceptional. FDG PET/CT was more sensitive than CT for staging, revealing intense FDG uptake in the primary tumor and in the metastatic disease. Despite high FDG uptake, the disease was stable with no further specific treatment. Only few reports utilizing FDG PET/CT are available; review of the literature on this subject is included.

From the *Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Institute of Pathology, and the

Department of Oncology, Soroka University Medical Center (Affiliated to Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Faculty of Health Sciences), Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Received for publication February 4, 2019; revision accepted June 2, 2019.

A conflict of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Nir Hod, MHA, MD, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Soroka University Medical Center, Rager Blvd, POB 151, Beer-Sheva 8410101, Israel. E-mail:

Online date: July 8, 2019

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