Pigmented villonodular synovitis mimics metastases on fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose position emission tomography-computed tomography

Comfort O. Elumogo, James N. Kochenderfer, A. Cahid Civelek, David A. Bluemke

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Abstract

Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a benign joint disease best characterized on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The role of fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) position emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) in the diagnosis or characterization remains unclear. PVNS displays as a focal FDG avid lesion, which can masquerade as a metastatic lesion, on PET-CET. We present a case of PVNS found on surveillance imaging of a lymphoma patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-223
Number of pages6
JournalQuantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS)
  • Position emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT)
  • Surveillance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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