Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 17, Issue 7, pp 609–611 | Cite as

Neurofibroma with increased uptake of [F-18]-fluoro-2 deoxy-d-glucose interpreted as a metastatic lesion

  • Chung-Huei HsuEmail author
  • Chi-Ming Lee
  • Fong-Chieh Wang
  • Chia-Lang Fang
Case Report


We report a patient with a solitary spinal neurofibroma in the posterior mediastinum interpreted as a metastatic tumor.

A 46-year-old female with rectal cancer who had undergone operation and subsequent adjuvant chemotherapy two years previously was referred to our department for a follow-up whole body FDG-PET study. PET scan revealed a mass with increased uptake of FDG (SUV=4.6) in the posterior mediastinum. MRI examination showed a dumbbell neurogenic tumor originating from the intercostal nerve at T6 level. A subsequent CT-guided biopsy demonstrated a neurofibroma.

Key words

neurofibroma FDG PET 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chung-Huei Hsu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chi-Ming Lee
    • 2
  • Fong-Chieh Wang
    • 3
  • Chia-Lang Fang
    • 4
  1. 1.PET CenterTaipei Medical University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyTaipei Medical University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineTaipei Medical University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of PathologyTaipei Medical University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan

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