18F-FDG PET/CT in Metastatic Pilomatrix Carcinoma

Manuela Vadrucci, Laura Gilardi, Filippo Crivelli, Alberto Baroli, Giuseppe Lomuscio

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We describe the FDG PET/CT findings in an exceedingly rare case of metastatic pilomatrix carcinoma (PC). A 76-year-old man, who underwent incisional biopsy of a soft-tissue mass in the frontal scalp that revealed PC, was referred for an F-FDG PET/CT scan for staging purposes. PET/CT showed areas of increased radiotracer uptake corresponding to frontal mass and unsuspected lung lesions, which were later confirmed as metastases from PC at histological analysis. Clinical condition deteriorated rapidly, and the patient died 3 months after the initial diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e525-e526
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016


  • Aged
  • Carcinoma
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Male
  • Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article


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