Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Chest Imaging - Case Report 2016

18F-FDG PET-CT features of primary primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the chest wall

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Departments of Radiology, Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Chest Diseases, Yedikule Teaching Hospital for Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey

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Divisions of Nuclear Medicine, Starmar Imaging Center, İstanbul, Turkey

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Divisions of Radiology, Starmar Imaging Center, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pathology, Yedikule Teaching Hospital for Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2009; 15: 172-175
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Abstract

A case of primary primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the chest wall in an adolescent is presented with imaging findings including 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron-emission computed tomography (PET-CT). To date, radiological description of the PNET of the chest wall has mainly been carried out by radiographic analysis, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We demonstrated that 18F-FDG PET-CT visualizes the active focus of glucose metabolism of PNET of the chest wall and is effective for the preoperative evaluation of patients with this tumor.

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