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A Very Rare Case of Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenoma Incidentally Disclosed at 18F-FDG PET/CT.
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PMID:  22475916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This is a case of a 48-year-old man treated with surgery and I for papillary thyroid carcinoma: a follow-up F-FDG PET/CT incidentally evidenced pituitary uptake, also seen in In-octreoscan as increased uptake in the sellar area. MRI confirmed a pituitary mass. The patient did not show any signs or symptoms related to this lesion; 1 year later, both PET/CT and MRI findings remained unchanged. Surgery confirmed nonfunctioning benign pituitary adenoma. This single case observed in 12,873 consecutive patients scanned in our center confirms the possibility that nonfunctioning benign pituitary adenomas may be FDG-avid: uptake mechanisms remain unknown, and targeted studies are needed.
Pietro Maffei; Maria Cristina Marzola; Alessandra Musto; Francesca Dassie; Gaia Grassetto; Eugenio De Carlo; Lucia Rampin; Sotirios Chondrogiannis; Arianna Massaro; Maria Rosa Pelizzo; Domenico Rubello
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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 May 
Date Detail:
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:  e100-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Padua University, Padua, Italy; †Department of Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT, Radiology, Medical Physics, Rovigo Hospital, Rovigo, Italy; and ‡Special Surgical Pathology, Padua University, Padua, Italy.
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