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Focal Peritoneal Mesothelioma Demonstrated on FDG PET/CT

Xiao, Jie MD; Yin, Hongyan MD; Cheng, Dengfeng PhD; Shi, Hongcheng MD, PhD; Xiu, Yan MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002630
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A 48-year-old woman was experiencing abdominal pain and melena for 3 months. Because of these symptoms combined with increased level of tumor marker CA125, possible abdominal malignancy was considered, and an FDG PET/CT was performed to assess occult tumor. The images revealed multiple hypermetabolic lesions along the peritoneal surface. Pathological examination after biopsy demonstrated low-grade epithelioid peritoneal mesothelioma.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University; Nuclear Medicine, Institute of Fudan University; and Medical Imaging Institute of Shanghai, Shanghai, China.

Received for publication March 21, 2019; revision accepted March 23, 2019.

J.X. and H.Y. contributed equally to this article.

Conflicts of interests and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Yan Xiu, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, 180 Fenglin Rd, Shanghai 200032, China. E-mail:

Online date: May 17, 2019

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