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Tubercular meningitis pet-ct

Halima El Omri, Zsolt Hascsi, Ruba Taha, Lajos Szabados, Hesham El Sabah, Amna Gamiel, Ibrahim Al Hijji
Tuberculosis (TB) can present with various forms and can occasionally be mistaken for malignancy. Hereby, we report a 53-year-old man diagnosed and treated for Burkitt's lymphoma in 2009 who achieved a complete remission confirmed by a computed tomography (CT) scan. During the follow-up 2 years later, he complained of left hip pain that warranted investigation with magnetic resonance imaging and whole-body (18)F-fludeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)/CT which showed a benign lesion in the left hip associated with multiple lymph nodes in the chest and abdomen not amenable for biopsy...
May 2015: Case Reports in Oncology
Punit Sharma, Chung Marangmei
Tuberculosis can mimic malignancy, both clinically as well as on ¹⁸F-FDG PET/CT, leading to false-positive lesions. We present such a case of a 14-year-old female patient with ovarian Burkitt lymphoma treated with chemotherapy. On post-therapy PET/CT, ¹⁸F-FDG avid meningeal enhancement was seen which was suspicious for distant relapse versus tubercular meningitis. On cerebrospinal fluid examination, diagnosis of tubercular meningitis was confirmed.
July 2015: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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