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18F-FDG PET/CT Findings of Ovarian Mesothelioma

A Case Study

Sun, Rui MD*; Chen, Yue MD; Huang, Zhanwen MD*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002795
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Ovarian mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive tumor. Early diagnosis of the disease is difficult, delaying effective treatment. Here we report a 50-year-old woman who was referred for an 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging to assess her newly detected left ovarian mass. The images not only demonstrated a hypermetabolic mass in the left ovary, but also several hepatic low densities with increased FDG uptake, which suggested ovarian malignancy with hepatic metastases. Mesothelioma was diagnosed histopathologically following the biopsy. Our case demonstrates PET/CT findings observed in ovarian mesothelioma.

From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, the Affiliated Hospital, Southwest Medical University

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Luzhou, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

Received for publication May 26, 2019; revision accepted July 23, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Zhanwen Huang, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, the Affiliated Hospital, Southwest Medical University, No. 15 TaiPing St, Jiangyang District, Luzhou, Sichuan, People's Republic of China 646000. E-mail:

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