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.
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- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging