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Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)
Case Report
Published online: 2016-10-14
Submitted: 2015-06-23
Accepted: 2016-08-18
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18F-FDG PET/CT in the diagnosis of an extranodal relapse of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL): a clinical case with a literature review

Borislav Chaushev, Ilina Micheva, Merilin Mechmed, Boyan Balev, Yana Bocheva, Darina Ivanova, Ivan Krasnaliev, Rumena Lozanova, Anelia Klisarova, Pavel Bochev, Jivka Dancheva
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2016.0029
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Pubmed: 27813622

open access

Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)
Case Report
Published online: 2016-10-14
Submitted: 2015-06-23
Accepted: 2016-08-18

Abstract

Extranodal lymphoma, secondary to or accompanying nodal disease is uncommon, but not unusual finding. 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) imaging has an essential role in the staging of lymphoma, in treatment response monitoring, and in detection of recurrence. We present a case of a 52-year-old man with generalized diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with multiple extranodal sites involvement detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT. With this clinical case we demonstrate that 18F-FDG PET-CT is a more effective technique than CE-CT for the evaluation of viable extranodal involvement of the diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and should be combined in the monitoring of DLBCL.

Abstract

Extranodal lymphoma, secondary to or accompanying nodal disease is uncommon, but not unusual finding. 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) imaging has an essential role in the staging of lymphoma, in treatment response monitoring, and in detection of recurrence. We present a case of a 52-year-old man with generalized diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with multiple extranodal sites involvement detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT. With this clinical case we demonstrate that 18F-FDG PET-CT is a more effective technique than CE-CT for the evaluation of viable extranodal involvement of the diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and should be combined in the monitoring of DLBCL.

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Keywords

diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), extranodal relapse, 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT)

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Title

18F-FDG PET/CT in the diagnosis of an extranodal relapse of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL): a clinical case with a literature review

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 19, Supp. B (2016)

Pages

11-13

Published online

2016-10-14

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2016.0029

Pubmed

27813622

Keywords

diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)
extranodal relapse
18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT)

Authors

Borislav Chaushev
Ilina Micheva
Merilin Mechmed
Boyan Balev
Yana Bocheva
Darina Ivanova
Ivan Krasnaliev
Rumena Lozanova
Anelia Klisarova
Pavel Bochev
Jivka Dancheva

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