A Rare Case of Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Adrenal Gland Detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT

Marco Raffaelli, Celestino Pio Lombardi, Vittoria Rufini, Giorgio Treglia, Luigi Oragano, Guido Fadda, Paola Castaldi

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Abstract

A 33-year old man underwent an F-FDG PET/CT searching for the cause of a fever of unknown origin. F-FDG PET/CT incidentally detected a focal area of markedly increased radiopharmaceutical uptake corresponding to a 2.5-cm nodule in the right adrenal gland. Laboratory data ruled out the presence of a functioning adrenal lesion. All these findings were suggestive of adrenal malignancy. After right adrenalectomy, histology showed a benign solitary fibrous tumor of the adrenal gland. This case highlights that benign solitary fibrous tumor should be considered as possible false-positive F-FDG PET/CT finding for malignancy in evaluating adrenal incidentalomas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-477
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • 18F-FDG PET/CT
  • ibrous Tumor of the Adrenal Gland

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