Benign metastasizing leiomyoma of the lung PET findings

Valerio Di Di Scioscio, Paola Feraco, Laura Miglio, Francesco Toni, Deborah Malvi, Angela M G Pacilli, Luca Fasano, Mario Fabbri, Maurizio Zompatori

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We report the case of pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma in an asymptomatic 64-year-old woman who underwent hysterectomy for a uterine leiomyoma 26 years earlier. Routine chest radiograph revealed bilateral diffuse nodular opacities within the pulmonary lobes. Thoracic computed tomography (CT) scan showed peripheral lung nodules that do not display contrast enhancement. Positron emission tomography (PET)-CT with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG PET-CT) demonstrated no significant metabolic activity of the nodules. The lesions were diagnosed as benign metastasizing leiomyoma by histopathologic examination. To our best knowledge, this is the first case studied combining CT and FDG PET-CT technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


  • 18F-FDG PET-CT
  • Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML)
  • CT
  • Leiomyoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Di Scioscio, V. D., Feraco, P., Miglio, L., Toni, F., Malvi, D., Pacilli, A. M. G., Fasano, L., Fabbri, M., & Zompatori, M. (2009). Benign metastasizing leiomyoma of the lung PET findings. Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 24(1), 41-44.