18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging of Popliteal Vasculitis Associated With Polyarteritis Nodosa

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

We report an 18F-FDG linear uptake of the right popliteal artery in a 25-year-old man who underwent a PET/CT scan for unexplained chronic asthenia associated with fever symptoms, arthralgia, and subcutaneous nodes, in favor of vasculitis. The patient had a history of saphenous vein thrombosis. Thrombophilia screening finds a blood lupus anticoagulant. A biopsy of subcutaneous nodes finds an anatomopathologic lesion of polyarteritis nodosa. 18F-FDG PET can be useful in initial staging of polyarteritis nodosa for an early diagnosis of vasculitis, and thus, early treatment can prevent arterial complications such as occlusion or aneurysm.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles