BCG-induced granulomatous prostatitis--an incidental finding on FDG PET-CT.

Published on Jul 1, 2012in Clinical Imaging1.109
· DOI :10.1016/J.CLINIMAG.2011.09.004
Christopher Wilkinson1
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,
Christopher T. L. Wilkinson1
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(St James's University Hospital)
+ 1 AuthorsJonathan Smith10
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Abstract
We present a case of granulomatous prostatitis that presented in a rare way as an incidentally discovered focus of increased FDG activity within the prostate on PET-CT in a patient who had previously undergone intravesical bacille Calmette-Guerin treatment for bladder cancer. FDG uptake is commonly discovered in organs distant from the region of primary interest on PET-CT and so it is important to be aware of the potential causes of this.
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