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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 248-249

Spontaneous resolution of idiopathic panniculitis: role of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in diagnosis and follow-up


1 Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, TMC, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Priyanka Verma
Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, TMC Annexe, Jerbai Wadia Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_42_18

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We present the case of a-55-year-old female patient who presented with dry cough. High-resolution computed tomography chest revealed multiple nodules in both lungs. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was done to look for the unknown primary. It showed hypermetabolic bilateral lung nodules, subcutaneous nodules involving lower limbs, an intramuscular nodule, enlarged paratracheal, and right axillary nodes. There was no primary tumor seen. The biopsy of subcutaneous nodule revealed panniculitis with the foreign body granuloma. Follow-up scans after 6 and 9 months showed spontaneous resolution of all lesions except for few right axillary nodes. There was no active treatment given, and the patient remains asymptomatic on follow-up. Here, PET/CT played a role in excluding a primary tumor, guiding the biopsy, and follow-up.


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