Incidental detection of clinically occult pituitary adenoma on whole-body FDG PET imaging

Chi Wan Koo, Peeyush Bhargava, Vandana Rajagopalan, Munir Ghesani, Hajar Sims-Childs, Nolan J. Kagetsu

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Abstract

A patient with metastatic leiomyosarcoma demonstrated a focus of intense hypermetabolism in the sellar region in a posttreatment F-18 FDG PET. Further workup with magnetic resonance imaging revealed a pituitary adenoma. Endocrinologic evaluation was consistent with acromegaly. The patient underwent transsphenoidal hypophysectomy with pathology consistent with a growth hormone-secreting pituitary macroadenoma. This case demonstrates early detection of a pituitary adenoma by whole-body FDG PET and emphasizes the importance of pursuing incidental findings detected in the sella on PET imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-43
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Pituitary Neoplasms
Hypophysectomy
Incidental Findings
Acromegaly
Leiomyosarcoma
Growth Hormone
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pathology

Keywords

  • Fluorodeoxyglucose
  • Incidental
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Positron emission tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Incidental detection of clinically occult pituitary adenoma on whole-body FDG PET imaging. / Koo, Chi Wan; Bhargava, Peeyush; Rajagopalan, Vandana; Ghesani, Munir; Sims-Childs, Hajar; Kagetsu, Nolan J.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.01.2006, p. 42-43.

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Koo, Chi Wan ; Bhargava, Peeyush ; Rajagopalan, Vandana ; Ghesani, Munir ; Sims-Childs, Hajar ; Kagetsu, Nolan J. / Incidental detection of clinically occult pituitary adenoma on whole-body FDG PET imaging. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2006 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 42-43.
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