Be aware of disseminated sarcoidosis with diffuse subcutaneous nodules on F-18 FDG PET

Poyan Rafiei, Vani Vijayakumar

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Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology that typically affects young adults. Definitive diagnosis requires compatible clinical and radiologic manifestations and histopathologic detection of noncaseating granulomas. In recent years, F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) has been proposed to play a role in the diagnosis and management of sarcoidosis. Although disseminated sarcoidosis has been reported in nearly all organs including the skin, subcutaneous sarcoidosis is relatively rare with few reports using F-18 FDG PET. We report a case of disseminated sarcoidosis with diffuse subcutaneous nodules demonstrating avid F-18 FDG uptake on PET.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e42-e44
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume36
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Sarcoidosis
Positron-Emission Tomography
Granuloma
Young Adult
Skin

Keywords

  • Disseminated
  • FDG
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose
  • PET
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Subcutaneous

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Be aware of disseminated sarcoidosis with diffuse subcutaneous nodules on F-18 FDG PET. / Rafiei, Poyan; Vijayakumar, Vani.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2011, p. e42-e44.

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Rafiei, Poyan ; Vijayakumar, Vani. / Be aware of disseminated sarcoidosis with diffuse subcutaneous nodules on F-18 FDG PET. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2011 ; Vol. 36, No. 6. pp. e42-e44.
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