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18F-NaF Uptake in Calcified Uterine Leiomyoma

Kothekar, Esha MD*; Raynor, William Y. BS*,†; Werner, Thomas J. MSE*; Alavi, Abass MD*; Baker, Joshua F. MD, MSCE‡,§

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002628
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Uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) represent the most common benign pelvic tumors in women as well as the leading indication for hysterectomies in the United States. Risk factors for the development of fibroids include increasing age, hormonal changes, genetics, and race, among others. The lifetime risk of developing fibroids is greater than 80% among African American women, who also have the more severe form of this condition. We are presenting a case of incidental 18F-NaF uptake in the calcified uterine leiomyoma of a 52-year-old African American woman.

From the *Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Drexel University College of Medicine

Department of Rheumatology and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania

§Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Received for publication March 21, 2019; revision accepted April 7, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: This study was funded by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. None declared to all authors.

Correspondence to: Abass Alavi, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. E-mail:

Online date: May 17, 2019

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