Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V08160530
18F-FDG PET/CT contributes to diagnostics and therapy monitoring of radiation-induced angiosarcoma
Angiosarcomas are rare, aggressive malignant mesenchymal tumours with a poor prognosis. Radiation therapy is an independent risk factor for the development of secondary angiosarcoma. The onset of angiosarcoma may resemble benign lesions, leading to delayed diagnosis. It has been suggested that 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT scan may be useful in the early diagnosis in differentiating angiosarcoma from benign lesions and in therapy monitoring. We report the utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT scan in the diagnosis and follow-up of radiation-induced angiosarcoma in a patient previously treated for uterine cancer.