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Unexpected Visitor on FDG PET/CT-Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) in Mesentery in a Case of Retroperitoneal Extra-Adrenal Pheochromocytoma: Is the BAT Activation Secondary to Catecholamine-Secreting Pheochromocytoma?
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PMID:  22475922     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Fused positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) technology has enabled the determination that nonmalignant fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake is observed in brown adipose tissue (BAT). FDG uptake in BAT is a known potential source of false-positive interpretations for PET. The typical locations of BAT include neck, supraclavicular area, mediastinum, and paravertebral intercostal spaces. Examples of atypical locations for BAT include posterior neck, left paratracheal area, axillae, perirenal area, and retrocrural area. We report PET/CT findings in a young male patient with malignant retroperitoneal extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma, who demonstrated FDG uptake in BAT at multiple locations including mesenteric BAT. We also propose catecholamine-secreting pheochromocytoma as a possible cause of BAT activation in our case.
Prathamesh Vijay Joshi; Vikram Ramchandra Lele
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-04-05     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:  e119-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India.
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