Positron emission tomography features of hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research


Author(s): Simpson RC, Dyer MJ, Entwisle J, Harman KE

A 35-year-old male with classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (nodular sclerosing, grade 1 histology, clinical stage 2A) underwent a positron emission tomography (PET) scan to assess response to treatment. Half body CT PET imaging was obtained using a Siemens Biograph scanner from eyes to thighs. 405 MBq of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) was injected with acquisition starting at 60 min. There was unexpected intense focal uptake in the superficial subcutaneous tissues of the abdomen, pelvis and lateral chest wall with overlying skin thickening seen on the CT component. This was initially of concern, but the patient was known to have a history of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). On further examination, the radiological abnormalities corresponded to the clinical sites of involvement. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documentation of the appearance of HS on PET scan.


Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: The British journal of radiology
Journal Abbreviation: Br J Radiol
Journal Date Published: 2011-07-13


National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 21750134
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21750134
Lasted Revision: 2017-09-22


Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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