18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in a case of retroperitoneal fibrosis

Aiko Sakamoto, Koji Okamoto, Nobukazu Ishizaka, Kazuaki Tejima, Yasunobu Hirata, Ryozo Nagai

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A patient with recurrent abdominal pain was admitted to our hospital. Computed tomography showed a soft dense mass surrounding the abdominal aorta at the infrarenal level, which was compatible with retroperitoneal fibrosis. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography showed abnormal uptake of 18F-FDG into these lesions. Two months after the initiation of corticosteroid therapy, the abnormal uptake of 18F-FDG had ceased along with a reduction in the fibrous mass surrounding the abdominal aorta.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-650
Number of pages6
JournalInternational heart journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 7
Externally publishedYes


  • Corticosteroid
  • Fibrosis
  • Positron emission tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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