F-18 FDG positron emission tomography imaging of rare soft tissue sarcomas: Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma and malignant hemangiopericytoma

Hadyn T Williams, James R Gossage, Thomas J. Allred, Andre M. Kallab, Ajay Pancholy, Mark P. Anstadt

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Many sarcomas are of intermediate nature, with aggressive local behavior and low-to-moderate tendency to metastasize. A low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma had abnormal glucose uptake in the principal tumor and contralateral lung metastases with pleural involvement demonstrated with F-18 FDG positron emission tomography (PET). A high-grade malignant hemangiopericytoma had abnormal glucose uptake in the principal tumor and a metastasis in an ipsilateral paratracheal lymph node, but was falsely negative in a small adjacent intraparenchymal lung metastasis. F-18 FDG PET could be useful in rare soft tissue sarcomas to demonstrate sites of possible metastasis and direct biopsy, but is of uncertain negative predictive value with small tumor deposits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-584
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004



  • Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma
  • Malignant hemangiopericytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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