MRI and 18F-FDG PET/CT of Laryngeal Cartilaginous Tumor

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Abstract

Cartilaginous tumors of the larynx are uncommon neoplasms that sometimes mimic laryngeal cancers. There has been no report of 18F-FDG PET/CT for the evaluation of laryngeal cartilaginous tumors. We reported 3 cases of laryngeal cartilaginous tumors with the image findings, including CT, FDG PET/CT, and MRI and reviewed literatures. We concluded that the combination of a very high-signal mass on T2-weighted magnetic resonance images and lower FDG uptake might be diagnostic image characteristics for distinguishing laryngeal cartilaginous tumor from laryngeal cancer.

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