Usefulness of F-18 FDG PET/CT in the follow-up of POEMS syndrome after autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation

Luca Laurenti, Mario Sabatelli, Alessandro Giordano, Antonella Stefanelli, Giorgio Treglia, Lucia Leccisotti, Marco Luigetti

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Abstract

We report a case of a patient with relapse of POEMS syndrome (peripheral neuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal plasma proliferative disorder, skin changes) that occurred 6 years after an autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. F-18 FDG PET/CT showed several hypermetabolic as well as nonhypermetabolic bone lesions. Based on these findings, the patient was referred for radiotherapy to the hypermetabolic bone lesions. After autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, F-18 FDG PET/CT may play a pivotal role in detecting new bone lesions in patients with POEMS syndrome, which may be treated by a focalized radiotherapy and/or systemic therapy.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)181-183
Numero di pagine3
RivistaClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume37
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012

Keywords

  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • POEMS Syndrome
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Positron-Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography
  • Transplantation, Autologous
  • Whole Body Imaging

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