Case of uterine leiomyoma showing fludeoxyglucose uptake on F-18 fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography.
Summary of "Case of uterine leiomyoma showing fludeoxyglucose uptake on F-18 fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography."
In order not to over treat uterine leiomyoma and to avoid overlooking uterine leiomyosarcoma, a highly reliable diagnostic method has been thought. Occasionally, it is difficult to discriminate uterine leiomyoma from uterine leiomyosarcoma. Recently positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been proved useful in assessing pelvic malignancies. We experienced a case of uterine leiomyoma showing increased F-18 fludeoxyglucose uptake on PET/CT in a postmenopausal woman. However, histological analysis demonstrated benign leiomyoma by the hysterectomy. Immunohistochemical analysis of glucose transporter-1 showed negative in leiomyoma. Our case indicates that uterine leiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman may show false positive result of PET/CT.
Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology Pathology Nuclear Medicine Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21083837
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0756.2010.01307.x
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