Paraneoplastic Encephalitis Associated with Cystic Teratoma Is Detected by Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography with Negative Magnetic Resonance Image Findings

Simin Dadparvar, Gregory S. Anderson, Peeyush Bhargava, Liang Guan, Phillip Reich, Abass Alavi, Hongming Zhuang

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Abstract

The role of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) as a functional imaging technique used in the evaluation of a variety of malignancies has been well known. Paraneoplastic encephalitis is a rare central nervous complication, which has been reported in some tumors. Traditionally, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain is performed to aid in its diagnosis. The authors report a case of paraneoplastic encephalitis, associated with cystic teratoma, which had positive FDG-PET findings but appeared normal on magnetic resonance imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)893-896
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Encephalitis
  • MRI
  • PET
  • Teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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