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FDG PET/CT of Spinal Brucellosis

Alduraibi, Alaa Khalid, MBBS*; Naddaf, Sleiman, MD†‡§; Alzayed, Mohammed Fahad†‡§

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002566
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A 17-year-old adolescent boy’s known case of classical seminoma stage IB for which he underwent right radical orchiectomy. At the first-year follow-up, CT abdomen and pelvis was performed and showed lytic vertebral lesion with left paravertebral necrotic mass that warranted further investigation to exclude disease recurrence. FDG PET/CT scan was performed to evaluate the extent of disease and showed high uptake in the same areas. A biopsy was obtained from the hypermetabolic soft tissue lesion and did not reveal malignant cells. Subsequently, serologic tests were suggestive of brucellosis.

From the *Department of Radiology & Imaging, College of Medicine, Al Qassim University, Buraidah, Al Qassim;

Department of Medical Imaging, Ministry of National Guard - Health Affaires;

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center; and

§King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Received for publication August 15, 2018; revision accepted February 18, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Alaa Khalid Alduraibi, MBBS, Nuclear Medicine Section, Department of Radiology & Imaging, College of Medicine, Al Qassim University, Buraidah, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: Dr.alduraibi@gmail.com.

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