Document Type : Case report
Department of Nuclear Medicine, King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), Amman, Jordan
School of Medicine, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Department of pathology, King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), Amman, Jordan
Tenosynovial giant cell tumors represent a group of typically non-malignant tumors found within the joints and soft tissues. The occurrence of tenosynovial giant cell tumor alongside hematologic malignancies is an infrequent finding. Herein, we report a patient who presented with coinciding Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and tenosynovial giant cell tumor before chemotherapy initiation. The case was discovered during initial assessment using [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging for HL staging. An unrelated hypermetabolic mass within the left knee joint led to the discovery of this unusual case, which led to a CT-guided biopsy and tenosynovial giant cell tumor discovery. This was clearly demonstrated in interim and end-of-therapy PET/CT studies when all lymphomatous lesions had resolved but the tenosynovial giant cell tumor remained. This case serves as a reminder of the intricate nature of oncological pathology and emphasizes the need for thorough and vigilant diagnostic evaluation for optimal management plan.