Usefulness of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose PET/computed tomography in diagnosis of aortitis and treatment response evaluation in a patient with aortic prosthesis

Alessandro Giordano, Giorgio Treglia, Fabio Maggi, Lorenzo Bonomo

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Abstract

We report the case of an 82-year-old man with aortic prosthesis inflammation in whom fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography has been useful in the detection of the cause of fever of unknown origin. We also describe the correlation between decrease of FDG uptake in the vascular prosthesis after treatment and clinical improvement with normalization of the serological levels of inflammatory markers.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)814-816
Numero di pagine3
RivistaJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume12
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011

Keywords

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Aortitis
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Fever of Unknown Origin
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polyethylene Terephthalates
  • Positron-Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome

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