Hepatocellular adenoma showing high uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) via an increased expression of glucose transporter 2 (GLUT-2)

Takaaki Nakashima, Yukihisa Takayama, Akihiro Nishie, Yoshiki Asayama, Shingo Baba, Youichi Yamashita, Ken Shirabe, Yuichiro Kubo, Tomoyuki Hida, Hiroshi Honda

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Abstract

Hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) is a benign liver neoplasm composed of hepatocytes. We experienced HCA demonstrating a high uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) on positron emission tomography-computed tomography, mimicking a malignant tumor. The mechanism underlying the uptake of FDG has not been identified. Here, we discuss that an enhancement of glucose metabolism via an increased expression of glucose transporter 2 may have a role in the high uptake of FDG shown by HCAs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-891
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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