Primary Pituitary Lymphoma Diagnosis by FDG-PET/CT : Clinical Nuclear Medicine

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Primary Pituitary Lymphoma Diagnosis by FDG-PET/CT

Hayasaka, Kazumasa MD, PhD; Koyama, Masamichi MD, PhD; Yamashita, Takashi MD, PhD

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Clinical Nuclear Medicine 35(3):p 205, March 2010. | DOI: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3181cc64a2


Primary pituitary lymphoma is extremely rare. We describe a 71-year-old man who presented with appetite loss and sudden visual loss. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass at the pituitary gland that was moderately and homogeneously enhanced with contrast media. F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with CT (FDG-PET/CT) performed for a systemic survey revealed focal moderate FDG uptake only in the pituitary gland. The mass was histologically diagnosed as non-Hodgkin lymphoma from a biopsy of the pituitary gland.

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