Wegener's granulomatosis detected initially by integrated 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography

Naoyasu Ueda, Yasushi Inoue, Daisuke Himeji, Yoshiya Shimao, Kensuke Oryoji, Hiroki Mitoma, Yojiro Arinobu, Hiroaki Niiro, Hiroshi Tsukamoto, Takahiko Horiuchi, Akira Ueda, Koichi Akashi

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Abstract

Early diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment of Wegener's granulomatosis, although this disease shows only atypical symptoms in the primary stage. This report describes a patient suspected of having a malignancy based on integrated 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), which showed increased uptake in pulmonary nodules and nasopharyngeal mucosa. Integrated PET/CT is therefore considered to be useful to confirm the distribution and determine the optimal site for biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalModern Rheumatology
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rheumatology

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