The diagnosis and response to treatment of an extrapulmonary sarcoidosis on F (18) -FDG PET/CT: A case report


SINAV USLU H. , Yakar H. I. , KANBAY A. , Tatoglu M. T. , GÜNGÖR S.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, cilt.8, ss.199-201, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4328/jcam.4973
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.199-201

Özet

A 67-year-old female patient was admitted to our hospital with skin eruptions on her legs. The skin biopsy verified a diagnosis of erythema nodosum histopathologically. The bronchoscophic biopsy was reported as chronic non-necrotizing granulomatous inflammation. FDG PET/CT revealed hypermetabolic multiple lymphadenopathy, pulmonary nodules and giant splenomegaly. The patient was treated with oral corticosteroid for the risk of splenic rupture. A complete regression was observed in the spleen and multiple lymphadenopathy. FDG PET-CT imaging may be useful to establish the treatment decision and response to treatment of extrapulmonary sarcoidosis.