Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy (PGL) mimicking lymphoma on whole-body FDG PET/CT imaging

Peeyush Bhargava, Ching Wen Angela Chang, Barbara Glickman, Gabriel Sara, Munir Ghesani

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We present PET/CT images of a 42-year-old HIV-positive man who presented with generalized lymphadenopathy and systemic symptoms suggestive of lymphoma. Whole-body PET/CT revealed hypermetabolic lymphadenopathy bilaterally in the neck, axilla, and inguinal regions, and hypermetabolism in an enlarged spleen. These findings were thought to be typical for lymphoma. The biopsy of right axillary lymph nodes showed no evidence of lymphoma but findings characteristic of persistent generalized lymphadenopathy (PGL).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-400
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Generalized lymphadenopathy
  • HIV
  • Lymphoma
  • PET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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