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Title: Abnormal colonic accumulation of fluorine-18-FDG in pseudomembranous colitis.
Austin Authors: Hannah, A;Scott, Andrew M ;Akhurst, T;Berlangieri, Salvatore U ;Bishop, J;McKay, W J
Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Oct-1996
Publication information: Journal of Nuclear Medicine : Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine; 37(10): 1683-5
Abstract: A 51-yr-old man with a history of pancreatic carcinoma was studied with [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) and PET as part of staging for residual disease after chemotherapy. The PET study was performed during a clostridium difficile-associated diarrheal illness. Striking [18F]FDG uptake was demonstrated in the wall of the colon over its entire length. Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea and mechanisms of [18F]FDG uptake in normal and abnormal tissues are briefly reviewed and a mechanism for FDG uptake in this patient is postulated.
Gov't Doc #: 8862310
Journal: Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Colon.radionuclide imaging
Deoxyglucose.analogs & derivatives.diagnostic use
Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous.complications.radionuclide imaging
Fluorine Radioisotopes.diagnostic use
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Middle Aged
Pancreatic Neoplasms.complications.drug therapy.radionuclide imaging
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