Vol 22, No 2 (2019)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2019-07-31

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A case of Tietze’s syndrome visualized on PET/CT-FDG

Abderrahim Doudouh1, Yassir Benameur1, Salah Nabih Oueriagli1, Omar Ait Sahel1, Abdelhamid Biyi1
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2019.0021
Pubmed: 31482563
Nucl. Med. Rev 2019;22(2):88-89.


We report an interesting image of a 49-year-old woman revealed with Tietze’s syndrome (TS) by 18F-FDG PET/CT. She presented with right upper sternum pain with a hard and fixed palpable mass. Chest radiograph and CT-Scanner revealed no abnormalities. PET/CT-FDG showed a hypermetabolic activity around right sternoclavicular joint, which was the correct symptomatic lesion. Hence, FDG PET/CT may be useful for diagnosing TS and to accurately detect the symptomatic lesion.

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