PET/CT findings in a multicentric form of Castleman's disease


Halac M. , Ergull N., Sager S., Demir A. , Buyukpinarbasli N., Sonmezoglu K.

HELLENIC JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.10, no.3, pp.172-174, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: HELLENIC JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.172-174

Abstract

We report a case of a multicentric form of Castleman's disease (CD). A thoracic computerized tomography (CT) scan showed multiple mediastinal and bilateral axillary lymph nodes. Fluoro-18 fluoro deoxyglucose (F-18-FDG) positron emission tomography-PET/CT scan demonstrated increased F-18-FDG accumulation in multiple lymphatic regions and in bilateral pleural areas. The histopathological sampling of an excised left axillary lymph node revealed a multicentric form of CD, of an intermediate (mixed) cell type. The disease, its differential diagnosis and the diagnostic contribution of nuclear medicine imaging, are described.