F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographic imaging: In search of an unknown primary tumor

Constantin Dragoiescu, Emile F.I. Comans, Annemarie Van Riel, Otto S. Hoekstra

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Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare tumor that occurs almost exclusively in the distal extremities. The primary site in this case was seen with F-18 fluorodeoxygluclose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). This tumor exhibits various histologic growth patterns and diverse clinical presentations, and thus the diagnosis is often delayed for months or years. They have a tendency to spread to noncontiguous areas of skin, subcutaneous tissue, fat, and bone. Many case reports have suggested a causal relation to trauma. Treatment includes wide surgical excision, often involving amputation of the extremity, and regional lymph node dissection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-309
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Epithelioid Sarcoma
  • F-18 Fluorodeoxygluclose
  • Positron Emission Tomography

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