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Table 1 Documented cases of chronic expanding hematomas and their FDG-PET characteristics

From: 2-[18 F]fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) positron-emission tomography (PET) findings of chronic expanding intrapericardial hematoma: a potential interpretive pitfall that mimics a malignant tumor

First Author Age, years Sex Clinical Presentation Location Size, cm History SUV
Hamada [4] 65 M femoral neuropathy right ilium 8 × 5 no history 3.1
Kwon [5] 67 F dyspnea right hemithorax NS pneumonectomy for pulmonary tuberculosis 3.7
Takahama [6] 77 M intermittent pain right chest wall 4.5 × 2.2 tuberculous pleurisy 5.5
Tokue (present) 77 M chest discomfort intrapericardial 9 × 6 × 4 mitral valve replacement 3.5
  1. Abbreviations: FDG, 2-[18 F] fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose; NS, data not shown; PET, positron-emission tomography; SUV, standardized uptake value
  2. In all cases, the peripheral portion of the chronic expanding hematoma tended to take up FDG.