FDG-PET/CT in primary large B-Cell lymphoma of the hard palate

Dimitrios Kalkanis, Maria Kalkani, Hilton Gomes, Fabio Paes, Panagiotis Sideras, George N. Sfakianakis

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An immunocompetent 78-year-old man with a remote history of Hodgkin disease was found to have a protrusion in the hard palate during routine dental care. F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) combined with computed tomography (CT) was performed and demonstrated an intense hypermetabolic focus in the hard palate. Surgical biopsy of the lesion and further work-up with CT scans of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis were performed. The histopathology and immunohistochemistry findings were consistent with primary extranodal large B-cell lymphoma of the hard palate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-25
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Kalkanis, D., Kalkani, M., Gomes, H., Paes, F., Sideras, P., & Sfakianakis, G. N. (2010). FDG-PET/CT in primary large B-Cell lymphoma of the hard palate. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 35(1), 24-25. https://doi.org/10.1097/RLU.0b013e3181c361b2