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FDG PET/CT Demonstrated Precursor B-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in a Pediatric Patient With Hemophilia B

Liu, Zhimou MD; Yang, Xu MD; Liu, Jie MD, PhD; Yang, Jigang MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002582
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A 4-year-old boy with history of hemophilia B presented with increasingly enlarged scalp masses. Although they were initially thought as hematomas, unresponsiveness to the therapy lead to suspicion of malignancy, which prompted FDG PET/CT. The FDG PET/CT images demonstrated increased FDG uptake in the scalp masses and cervical lymph nodes. The pathology from the left scalp mass and the left cervical lymph nodes revealed precursor B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Beijing Friendship Hospital of Capital Medical University, 95 Yong An Road, Xi Cheng District, Beijing 100050, China.

Received for publication February 23, 2019; revision accepted February 25, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: Jigang Yang was supported by National Key Research and Development Plan (No: 2017YFC0114003) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (No: 81771860, 81601519). None declared to all other authors.

Correspondence to: Jigang Yang, MD, PhD, Beijing Friendship Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University Beijing, Beijing, China. E-mail:

Online date: April 23, 2019

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