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FDG-PET positive pilomatrixoma - Reconsidering multicentricity in Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Authors

SZTURZ Petr ŘEHÁK Zdeněk KOUKALOVÁ Renata ADAM Zdeněk MAYER Jiří

Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Nuclear Medicine Review
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Field Oncology and hematology
Keywords Langerhans cell histiocytosis; pilomatrixoma; positron emission tomography
Description 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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