Cardiac malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor accessed by 18F-FDG PET/CT: case report

Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Simone Cristina Soares Brandão, Luca Terracini Dompieri, Romero Carlos Tonini, Petherson Susano Grativvol, Juliano Dallapicula Gama, Eveline Barros Calado, Fátima Cristina Monteiro PedrotiAbstractThis is a case report of a patient presenting an extremely rare cardiac malignancy named malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. The 18F-fluorodeoxyglucosis positron emission tomography associated to computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) accesses the tumor anatomy and metabolic activity, thereby making it possible to characterize a malignant neoplasm in a non-invasive way. The diagnostic approach with 18F-FDG PET/CT spared the heart from a likely futile invasive procedure when detecting a distant metastasis, changed the biopsy site and therapeutic planning.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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