F-18 FDG PET/CT Findings of Primary Sinonasal Hemangiopericytoma Rare Location in a Young Adult Patient

Aras M., DEDE F. , ÖNEŞ T. , ATASOY B. M. , İNANIR S. , ERDİL T. Y. , ...More

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.36, no.6, pp.473-474, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rlu.0b013e31820ade57
  • Page Numbers: pp.473-474
  • Keywords: soft-tissue sarcoma, sinonasal hemangiopericytoma, initial staging, F-18 FDG PET/CT, TUMORS


Hemangiopericytoma is an unusual tumor that arises from vascular smooth muscle cells. It is mainly experienced in 4th to 5th decades of life and soft-tissue masses are frequently located in lower extremity, pelvis, and retroperitoneum. A 29-year-old man presented with a mass lesion in the right nasal cavity associated with shortness of breath as a result of nasal obstruction. An incisional biopsy was reported as sinonasal type hemangiopericytoma. The initial staging F-18 flourodeoxyglucose PET/CT successfully demonstrated severe hypermetabolism in the primary tumor location and mild-to-moderate hypermetabolism in the right upper jugular lymph node.