Nodular nongranulomatous vasculitis of the lung detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT

Guido Rindi, Giorgio Treglia, Angela Collarino, Mariaelena Lago

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Abstract

We report a case of a nodular nongranulomatous vasculitis of the lung detected by (18)F-FDG PET/CT. A 51-year-old woman with fever of unknown origin underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT, which showed multiple and bilateral pulmonary nodules at CT scan with increased radiopharmaceutical uptake in the largest one (20 mm in diameter). On the basis of the PET/CT findings, the patient was referred for excisional biopsy of the largest pulmonary nodules suspicious for neoplastic disease. Histological examination demonstrated the presence of an obliterative vasculitis with interstitial pulmonary perivascular inflammation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e148-e148-51
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Female
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Humans
  • Lung
  • Middle Aged
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vasculitis

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