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Vol 17, No 2 (2014)
Case Report
Published online: 2014-07-31
Submitted: 2013-11-22
Accepted: 2014-01-08
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FDG-PET positive pilomatrixoma — reconsidering multicentricity in Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Petr Szturz, Zdeněk Řehák, Renata Koukalová, Zdeněk Adam, Jiří Mayer
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2014.0024
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2014;17(2):94-96.

open access

Vol 17, No 2 (2014)
Case Report
Published online: 2014-07-31
Submitted: 2013-11-22
Accepted: 2014-01-08

Abstract

We report a case of a woman who underwent a curative resection of an upper jaw tumor histologically verified as eosinophilic granuloma. To exclude possible multiorgan involvement, PET/CT imaging was performed and revealed a metabolically active, partially calcified lesion located on the chest wall surface and clinically corresponding to a gradually developing, round, subcutaneous infiltrate with erythematous overlying skin. After complete extirpation, the pathological finding was consistent with pilomatrixoma surprisingly, thus dismissing the suspected diagnosis of multi-system Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

Abstract

We report a case of a woman who underwent a curative resection of an upper jaw tumor histologically verified as eosinophilic granuloma. To exclude possible multiorgan involvement, PET/CT imaging was performed and revealed a metabolically active, partially calcified lesion located on the chest wall surface and clinically corresponding to a gradually developing, round, subcutaneous infiltrate with erythematous overlying skin. After complete extirpation, the pathological finding was consistent with pilomatrixoma surprisingly, thus dismissing the suspected diagnosis of multi-system Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
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Keywords

Langerhans cell histiocytosis, pilomatrixoma, positron emission tomography

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Title

FDG-PET positive pilomatrixoma — reconsidering multicentricity in Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 17, No 2 (2014)

Pages

94-96

Published online

2014-07-31

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2014.0024

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2014;17(2):94-96.

Keywords

Langerhans cell histiocytosis
pilomatrixoma
positron emission tomography

Authors

Petr Szturz
Zdeněk Řehák
Renata Koukalová
Zdeněk Adam
Jiří Mayer

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