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A Rare Case of Primary Cardiac Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Imaged with 18F-FDG PET/CT


  • Seval Erhamamcı
  • Nesrin Aslan

Received Date: 10.05.2020 Accepted Date: 17.01.2021 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2022;31(2):148-150 PMID: 35771036

Primary cardiac lymphoma is an extremely rare malignancy. A few reports about the findings of 18fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging has been presented. We report a rare case of a 70-year-old male with diagnosed primary intracardiac diffuse large B-cell lymphoma referred for 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging for initial staging. The scan revealed an abnormal hypermetabolic gross tumoral lesion involving the right atrium and auricula. After completing three cycles of chemotherapy, post-treatment 18F-FDG PET/CT showed complete response.

Keywords: Primary cardiac tumor diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, 18F-FDG, PET/CT


Informed Consent: Written informed consent was obtained.

Peer-review: Externally and internally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Concept: S.E., Design: S.E., Data Collection or Processing: S.E., N.A., Analysis or Interpretation: S.E., N.A., Literature Search: S.E., Writing: S.E.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.


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