F-18 FDG PET/CT imaging of submandibular gland oncocytoma

Rathan M. Subramaniam, David K. Durnick, Patrick J. Peller

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F-18 FDG PET/CT is used to evaluate head and neck malignancies, including salivary gland tumors. We describe the FDG PET/CT features of a submandibular gland oncocytoma. An 85-year-old patient with small cell cancer of the lung and a history of squamous cell carcinoma of the lower lip was evaluated with FDG PET/CT. There was an intensely hypermetabolic left submandibular gland lesion that was suspected for a metastasis. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirate of the lesion proved to be a submandibular gland oncocytoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-474
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008


  • PET/CT
  • Submandibular oncocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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