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. , ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, cilt.36, sa.6, ss.473-474, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Editöre Mektup
  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/rlu.0b013e31820ade57
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.473-474


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.