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

Poyan Rafiei, Vani Vijayakumar

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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
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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