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18F-Fluorocholine Uptake by a Head and Neck Meningeal Inflammatory Pseudotumor

Savelli, Giordano MD*; Morassi, Mauro MD; Cobelli, Milena MD; Stefanelli, Antonella MD*; Zaniboni, Alberto MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002635
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18F-Fluoro-ethyl-choline (18F-FCH) PET/CT is widely used to study patients affected by prostate cancer. However, 18F-FCH may be taken-up by other neoplastic diseases, infections, and non-infective inflammatory processes. While this behavior may be an opportunity to study different diseases, on the other hand, this condition brings with it the source of error in the evaluation of the images. Here we present the case of a meningeal inflammatory pseudotumor evidenced by 18F-FCH.

From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine,


Medical Oncology, Poliambulanza Hospital, Brescia, Italy

Received for publication January 15, 2019; revision accepted April 22, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Giordano Savelli, MD, Nuclear Medicine Division, Fondazione Poliambulanza Istituto Ospedaliero, via L. Bissolati, 57, 25124 Brescia, Italy. E-mail:

Online date: June 3, 2019

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