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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Ocular Immunology and Inflammation|
|State||Published - Jan 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy
- FDG PET-CT