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F-18 FDG uptake in congestive splenomegaly

Authors
 Naheel Alnafisi  ;  Mijin Yun  ;  Abass Alavi 
Citation
 CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, Vol.27(3) : 210, 2002 
Journal Title
 CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE 
ISSN
 0363-9762 
Issue Date
2002
Abstract
A 67-year-old man was referred for a whole-body F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomographic (PET) scan for evaluation of possible lymphoma. At the time of the scan, he had fever, weight loss, diaphoresis, and pancytopenia. A computed tomographic (CT) scan of the abdomen showed splenomegaly and an enlarged tortuous venous structure, but findings of CT scans of the neck, chest, and pelvis were normal. An FDG-PET scan showed intense uptake in the spleen and in the enlarged veins that were seen on the CT scan. Lymphoma was ruled out by a standard diagnostic work-up, and the patient underwent splenectomy for symptomatic management. Histopathologic analysis at the time of surgery showed red pulp congestion with no significant fibrosis. No nodules or tumors were identified. Flow cytometric analysis revealed mixed T cells, polyclonal B cells, and natural killer cells, consistent with a reactive process with no evidence of tumor or hematopoietic disease. This case shows markedly increased FDG uptake in benign congestive splenomegaly.
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Nuclear Medicine (핵의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Yun, Mi Jin(윤미진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1712-163X
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/144090
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