Intramuscular diffuse-type giant cell tumor within the hamstring muscle

Tatsuya Yoshida, Akio Sakamoto, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Yukihide Iwamoto, Yoshinao Oda, Teiyu Izumi, Masazumi Tsuneyoshi

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Diffuse-type giant cell tumor (D-TGCT) is known as a synonym for pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVS), a condition usually found in the large joints. We report an extremely rare case of D-TGCT which was located within the hamstring muscle. The lesion was an incidental finding in a 62-year-old man who underwent positron emission tomography (PET) as part of a staging evaluation for gastric cancer. The lesion was resected. There has been neither metastasis nor recurrence during the 6-month period since resection. This case demonstrates that PVS/D-TGCT may have a high SUV on PET imaging, and for this reason PET may be useful for detecting both the tumor and any recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-333
Number of pages3
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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