Pulmonary artery sarcoma detected on F-18 FDG PET/CT as origin of multiple spinal metastases.

In Kook Chun, Jae Seon Eo, Jin Chul Paeng, Dong Wan Kim, June Key Chung, Dong Soo Lee

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A 67-year-old man with back pain was diagnosed as having multiple spinal metastases on MRI. On CT scan, only a filling defect in the right pulmonary artery was observed and suspected as venous thromboembolism. On F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT, intense hypermetabolism was observed in the right pulmonary artery in addition to the metastatic spine lesions. Biopsy confirmed the lesion as a primary pulmonary artery sarcoma (PAS), and the spine lesions as metastases of PAS. Although PAS is rare and its bone metastasis presenting initial symptom is extremely rare, FDG PET/CT is an effective diagnostic modality for PAS, not only in discrimination from venous thromboembolism, but also in workup of metastatic origin.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume36
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

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Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Sarcoma
Pulmonary Artery
Neoplasm Metastasis
Venous Thromboembolism
Spine
Back Pain
Biopsy
Bone and Bones

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Pulmonary artery sarcoma detected on F-18 FDG PET/CT as origin of multiple spinal metastases. / Chun, In Kook; Eo, Jae Seon; Paeng, Jin Chul; Kim, Dong Wan; Chung, June Key; Lee, Dong Soo.

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Chun, In Kook ; Eo, Jae Seon ; Paeng, Jin Chul ; Kim, Dong Wan ; Chung, June Key ; Lee, Dong Soo. / Pulmonary artery sarcoma detected on F-18 FDG PET/CT as origin of multiple spinal metastases. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2011 ; Vol. 36, No. 8.
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