ID 111310
Author
Terazawa, Kaori Tokushima University
Morita, Naomi Tokushima University
Yamashita, Kyo Tokushima University
Keywords
clear-cell sarcoma
gastrointestinal tract
FDG-PET/CT
malignant melanoma
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Clear-cell sarcoma (CCS) is a rare, malignant, soft-tissue tumor, which involves the extremities, particularly the foot and foot joint tendons and aponeuroses. It is morphologically similar to but histochemically distinct from malignant melanoma. CCS arising in the gastrointestinal tract has rarely been reported. The prognosis of CCS is reportedly poor because of the high incidence of metastases at the time of initial diagnosis and the high frequency of recurrence. We report a case of early-stage CCS of the small intestine detected by 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy D-glucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (FDG-PET/CT) during the comprehensive examination of an inflammatory reaction. In this case, FDG-PET/CT clearly visualized the lesion, which was difficult to detect by contrast CT.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
56
Issue
1-2
Start Page
70
End Page
75
Sort Key
70
Published Date
2009-02
EDB ID
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
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language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences