Endometrioma presenting as a cavitary lung mass with intense 18F-FDG uptake on PET-CT

Anna Y Derman, Dan Sperling, Avraham Merav, Vineet R Jain, Miles Levin, Suman Jana, Linda B Haramati
Journal of Thoracic Imaging 2007, 22 (2): 172-5
[18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography computed tomography is a useful tool to suggest the diagnosis of malignant processes. However, false positive results are known to occur in benign lesions that have a high metabolic activity. Here we describe the unusual diagnosis of a pulmonary endometrioma in a 47-year-old woman, presenting as a cavitary lung mass with intense (18)F-FDG uptake on PET-CT.

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