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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 363-364

Primitive neuroectodermal tumor of nasal cavity on 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography


Department of Nuclear Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Bucheon, Republic of Korea

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Jae Pil Hwang
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, 170 Jomaru-ro, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon, 14584
Republic of Korea
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_62_17

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Primitive neuroectodermal tumor is a malignant small round cell tumor of presumed neural crest origin, usually affecting the bony structures of the nasal cavity and its clinical and radiological features may be confused with those of infection and malignancy. I report a case with primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the nasal cavity showing increased tracer uptake on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography mimicking an another primary malignancy in a 17-year-old boy.


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