Combined diagnostic imaging for retroperitoneal schwannoma

Citation
K. Hirai et al., Combined diagnostic imaging for retroperitoneal schwannoma, ONCOL REP, 8(4), 2001, pp. 773-775
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Oncology
Journal title
ONCOLOGY REPORTS
ISSN journal
1021-335X → ACNP
Volume
8
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
773 - 775
Database
ISI
SICI code
1021-335X(200107/08)8:4<773:CDIFRS>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
Retroperitonenl tumors are occasionally encountered by gynecologists, and d ifferential diagnosis from adnexal tumors is important, however, it is diff icult in many cases. We report a case in which we preoperatively diagnosed a benign solid tumor in the retroperitoneum of the pelvic cavity on the bas is of a variety of diagnostic images, including FDG-PET. Postoperative hist ological examination showed a benign schwannoma in the pelvis. We discuss t he usefulness of FDG-PET combined with MRI and other diagnostic images as a means of differentiating between the characteristics of retroperitoneal tu mors.