Title:
Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma (REAH) of the nasopharynx with high 18F-FDG uptake on PET/CT
Authors:
A. B. Cengiz , E. Cömert , A. Onursever , B. B. Demirel and Ü. Tunçel
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Pathology, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Oncology Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords:
Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma; REAH; Nasopharynx; PET/CT
Pages:
227 - 230
Abstract:
Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma (REAH) of the nasopharynx with high 18F-FDG uptake on PET/CT. Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma (REAH) is a rare benign non-neoplastic sinonasal lesion that usually presents in the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, or olfactory cleft. We report a case of nasopharynx REAH mimicking a malignant tumour with incidental high 18-FDG uptake in a patient with colon cancer. Less than five similar cases have been reported to date, and this is the first case of REAH to show high uptake on PET/CT scans. Although hamartoma arising from the nasopharynx region is very rare, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis because it is a benign lesion and complete surgical resection is curative.
Issue:
Vol. 10, 2014, 3rd trimester


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Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma (REAH) of the nasopharynx with high 18F-FDG uptake on PET/CT