Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 2008 Feb;23(1):35-8 [Link]
Ost P, Rottey S, Smeets P, Boterberg T, Stragier B, Goethals I.
Department of Radiotherapy, Ghent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium. firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary mesothelioma of the pericardium is a very rare malignancy. The antemortem diagnosis is difficult and requires a multidisciplinary approach. The use of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography whole body scan has been recently advocated to improve staging and to monitor treatment in pleural mesothelioma. This is the first case describing the use of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the diagnostic work-up of a primary pericardial mesothelioma.