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Abnormal accumulation of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose in the aortic wall related to inflammatory changes: three case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16878709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present 3 cases with abnormal accumulation of FDG in the aortic wall. Their clinical manifestations were vague or asymptomatic, and laboratory data were consistent with inflammatory reaction. These 3 patients were diagnosed with Takayasu arteritis, inflammatory aortic aneurysm (IAA), and retroperitoneal fibrosis (RF), respectively. FDG-PET and CT images showed the intense FDG uptake corresponding to the arterial walls and/or the soft tissue density surrounding the artery. It was deduced that FDG was probably taken up by inflammatory cells which infiltrated the arterial walls and/or the soft tissue mass. These cases indicated that FDG-PET is a useful method for localization of inflammatory lesion in patients with unspecific clinical findings and laboratory data.
Miwako Takahashi; Toshimitsu Momose; Masashi Kameyama; Kuni Ohtomo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of nuclear medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0914-7187     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-01     Completed Date:  2006-09-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913398     Medline TA:  Ann Nucl Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / metabolism*,  radionuclide imaging*
Aortitis / metabolism*,  radionuclide imaging*
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / diagnostic use*,  pharmacokinetics*
Middle Aged
Positron-Emission Tomography
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use,  pharmacokinetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 63503-12-8/Fluorodeoxyglucose F18

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