18F-FDG PET-CT features of primary primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the chest wall

Demir M. K., Kosar F., ŞANLI Y., Esmaeilzadeh S., Urer H. N.

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, vol.15, no.3, pp.172-175, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.172-175
  • Keywords: fluorodeoxyglucose F18, positron-emission tomography, neuroectodermal tumors, primitive, FDG PET, SARCOMAS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


A case of primary primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the chest wall in an adolescent is presented with imaging findings including 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron-emission computed tomography (PET-CT). To date, radiological description of the PNET of the chest wall has mainly been carried out by radiographic analysis, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We demonstrated that 18F-FDG PET-CT visualizes the active focus of glucose metabolism of PNET of the chest wall and is effective for the preoperative evaluation of patients with this tumor.