Hibernoma: 18F FDG PET/CT imaging

Rathan M. Subramaniam, Amy C. Clayton, Dimitrios Karantanis, Douglas A. Collins

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The patient was a 40-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma of the left posterior thigh. Follow-up positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) examination revealed an intensely FDG-avid lesion that predominantly contained fat in the right postero-lateral chest wall involving the latissimus dorsi. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirate and core biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of hibernoma rather than melanoma metastasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-570
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Subramaniam, R. M., Clayton, A. C., Karantanis, D., & Collins, D. A. (2007). Hibernoma: 18F FDG PET/CT imaging. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 2(6), 569-570. https://doi.org/10.1097/JTO.0b013e31805fe2a5