Use of whole-body FDG PET-CT to aid in the diagnosis of occult sarcoidosis

Bradford L. Tannen, Nasrin V. Ghesani, Larry Frohman, Joel D. Eichler, Pierre D. Maldjian, David S. Chu

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Purpose: To report a case where combined whole-body Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET-CT scanning was used to aid in the diagnosis of a patient with occult sarcoidosis. Design: Case report. Methods: FDG PET-CT scanning was performed in a patient who presented with persistent bilateral panuveitis after cataract surgery and had undergone an extensive negative workup. Results: FDG PET-CT scanning demonstrated extensive mediastinal adenopathy. Biopsy showed a non-caseating granuloma with associated giant cell formation consistent with a diagnosis of sarcoidosis. Conclusions: FDG PET-CT scanning generates tomographic scans with excellent sensitivity, spatial resolution, and anatomical landmark identification and may be useful in the workup of idiopathic uveitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology


  • Sarcoidosis
  • Uveitis


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