Case Report

Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 24-28

First online:

PET-positive fibrous dysplasia - a potentially misleading incidental finding in a patient with intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery

  • Klaus StrobelAffiliated withDivision of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Medical Radiology, University Hospital Email author 
  • , Beata BodeAffiliated withInstitute of Surgical Pathology, University Hospital
  • , Didier LardinoisAffiliated withDepartment of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital
  • , Ulrich ExnerAffiliated withDepartment of Orthopaedic Tumor Surgery, Orthopedic University Hospital Balgrist

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Benign bone tumors can show an increased FDG uptake in FDG-PET/CT investigations. In the presented case, an incidentally detected PET-positive asymptomatic fibrous dysplasia was initially misinterpreted as a metastasis in a patient with intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery.


PET/CT Fibrous dysplasia Sarcoma