F-18 FDG PET/CT in the assessment of recurrent anaplastic T-cell lymphoma of the external auditory canal

Osama Gomaa, Aldo N. Serafini, Elizabeth Franzmann, Muaiad Kittaneh, Naomi Montague, Dimitrios Kalkanis

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We report a case of pathologically proven recurrent cutaneous anaplastic T-cell lymphoma of the ear. The patient had been previously treated with local radiotherapy 3 years prior. Recently, the patient presented with worsening pain and swelling of the left external auditory meatus. The patient underwent a workup, which included clinical, radiologic, and pathologic correlation. Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography confirmed metabolically active disease in the primary lesion and local lymph node involvement, which was subsequently proven to be recurrent anaplastic T-cell lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-594
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2010



  • anaplastic T-cell lymphoma
  • ear
  • FDG
  • PET/CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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