Pancreatic involvement detected with 18F-FDG PET/CT in disseminated sarcoidosis

  1. Roberto Carlos Delgado Bolton
  2. José Antonio Arias Navalón
  3. Begoña Rodríguez Alfonso
  4. A. N. Delgado Bolton
  5. María Jesús Pérez Castejón
  6. Ricardo Sánchez-Escribano Morcuende
  7. María Nieves Cabrera Martín
  8. Luis Lapeña Gutiérrez
  9. José Luis Carreras Delgado
Revista española de medicina nuclear

ISSN: 0212-6982

Datum der Publikation: 2011

Ausgabe: 30

Nummer: 1

Seiten: 29-32

Art: Artikel


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Abstract. Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. It may mimic malignancy and may affect multiple organs, with a variable clinical course. Pancreatic involvement is very rare. We present the case of a 78-year-old woman with systemic sarcoidosis whose 18F-FDG PET/CT scan showed a pancreatic lesion and multiple lymphatic (thoracic and non-thoracic) and visceral lesions. The abnormal 18F-FDG uptake in the pancreas was limited to the tail. A second 18F-FDG PET/CT study performed 4 months and 3 weeks after the first PET/CT, following corticosteroid therapy during three and a half months, evidenced partial regression of the disease, with persistent 18F-FDG pathological uptake in the pancreatic lesion.