Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in a benign oesophageal leiomyoma: a potential pitfall in diagnosis.

@article{Depypere2012Fluorine18fluorodeoxyglucoseUI,
  title={Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in a benign oesophageal leiomyoma: a potential pitfall in diagnosis.},
  author={Lieven Peter Depypere and Willy J Coosemans and Philippe Robert Nafteux},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={234-6}
}
Positron-emission tomography scans (PET) with fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F- FDG) are usually negative in leiomyomas. Two patients underwent a PET that showed an increased (18)F- FDG uptake of the distal oesophagus suggestive for malignancy. Both patients were operated on and histologic examination revealed a benign leiomyoma in both cases. We… CONTINUE READING