Usefulness of 18F-FDG PET/CT in Disease Extent and Treatment Response Assessment in a Patient With Syphilitic Aortitis

Alessandro Giordano, Antonella Coli, Giorgio Treglia, Silvia Taralli, Libero Lauriola, Fabio Maggi

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivista

Abstract

A 40-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for surgical treatment of aortic insufficiency and coronary ostial stenosis. Histopathology and serological tests revealed a syphilitic aortitis. 18F-FDG PET/CTwas performed to assess the extent of aortitis, showing increased radiopharmaceutical uptake along the ascending aortic wall. A repeated FDG PET/CTafter antibiotic therapy showed a markedly reduced uptake in the aortic wall, suggesting resolution of the infection according to clinical and serological data. This case highlights the usefulness of FDG PET/CT for the assessment of disease extent and treatment response in patients with syphilitic aortitis.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)185-197
Numero di pagine13
RivistaClinical Nuclear Medicine
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013

Keywords

  • AORTITIS

Fingerprint

Entra nei temi di ricerca di 'Usefulness of 18F-FDG PET/CT in Disease Extent and Treatment Response Assessment in a Patient With Syphilitic Aortitis'. Insieme formano una fingerprint unica.

Cita questo