Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 57(8): 498-499
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1039219
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A Pulmonary Sclerosing Hemagioma with an Increasing Uptake on PET

N. Miura1 , F. Shoji1 , D. Kawano1 , Y. Morodomi1 , K. Ito1 , T. Yano1 , Y. Maehara1
  • 1Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
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Publication History

received August 6, 2008

Publication Date:
14 December 2009 (online)


Pulmonary sclerosing hemangioma is a relatively rare neoplasm of the lung. Although there have been five previous case reports that address the 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG‐PET) findings in a sclerosing hemangioma of the lung, no report has demonstrated an interval change in the FDG‐PET findings. This report describes a case of pulmonary sclerosing hemangioma which presented with an increase of uptake of FDG‐PET after about one years' follow-up.


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