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Hypertrophic Cranial Pachymeningitis With IgG4-Positive Plasma Cells Detected by C-11 Methionine PET.
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PMID:  22157046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 53-year-old man who presented with mild headache and ophthalmodynia underwent carbon-11 methionine (MET) positron emission tomography (PET). MET PET images demonstrated intense uptake in the periphery of the brain, significantly higher than the physiological uptake in the brain. Biopsy specimens from the pachymeninx indicated hypertrophic pachymeningitis with IgG4-positive plasma cells. After steroid therapy, he became asymptomatic, and a follow-up PET scan showed disappearance of the peripheral brain uptake of MET.
Authors:
Takashi Norikane; Yuka Yamamoto; Masaki Okada; Yukito Maeda; Fumitoshi Aga; Nobuyuki Kawai; Yoshihiro Nishiyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the Departments of *Radiology and †Neurological Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan.
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