Title: Left Atrial Myxoma on FDG-PET/CT
Authors: Gheysens, Olivier ×
Cornillie, Jasmien
Voigt, Jens-Uwe
Bogaert, Jan
Westhovens, Rene #
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: Lippincott
Series Title: Clinical Nuclear Medicine vol:38 issue:11 pages:e421-e422
Abstract: A 56-year-old woman with rheumatoid factor-positive rheumatoid arthritis underwent FDG-PET/CT because of fatigue, fever, coughing, and weight loss for several months. FDG-PET/CT solely revealed a mildly hypermetabolic hypodense area in the left atrium. Subsequently, transthoracic echocardiography and contrast-enhanced MRI showed a left atrial pedunculated soft tissue mass suggestive for myxoma, with histological confirmation. Myocardial involvement by tumors is rare, and FDG-PET/CT has been very useful for identifying cardiac metastases. However, very few cases have been reported using FDG-PET/CT for detecting primary cardiac tumors, but as shown here, abnormal focal myocardial uptake should trigger further morphological assessment.
ISSN: 0363-9762
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Neuro-musculo-skeletal Research (-)
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