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Clinical Nuclear Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182708352
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Combined 11C-Methionine and 18F-FDG PET Imaging in a Case of Cerebral Sparganosis

Zeng, Tao MD*; Ji, Zhong-you MD; Shi, Song-sheng MD*

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Abstract

Abstract: A 35-year-old man presented with right lower extremity numbness and weakness. CT demonstrated an irregular left parietal hypoattenuation with a punctuate calcification. MRI revealed a T1 low signal and T2 high signal lesion with extensive surrounding edema. Gadolinium-enhanced MRI showed an irregular enhancing lesion. 18F-FDG and 11C-methionine PET both demonstrated high uptake in the left parietal lesion. Lesion SUV was 7.5 for 18F-FDG and 3.0 for 11C-methionine. Surgical pathology demonstrated cerebral sparganosis.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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