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18F-FDG PET/CT Findings of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Involving the Whole Genitourinary System


  • Aylin Oral
  • Bülent Yazıcı
  • Özgür Ömür

Received Date: 06.04.2018 Accepted Date: 12.06.2018 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2018;27(3):138-140 PMID: 30317852

A sixty-two-year-old male patient underwent orchiectomy and was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the testicle and spermatic cord. 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanning was performed for initial staging. 18F-FDG PET/CT scan revealed multiple hyper-metabolic lymphadenopathies, lung lesions and mass lesions in the adrenal glands and kidneys. In addition, diffuse increased 18F-FDG uptake suggesting lymphomatous infiltration on the right testicle, prostate and left testicular veins were detected. The genitourinary system involvement is extremely rare in extra-nodal lymphomas and to the best of our knowledge this is the first case in the literature having 18F-FDG accumulating lesions in all genitourinary system structures.

Keywords: Non-Hodgkin, extranodal, lymphoma, 18F-FDG, PET/CT, genitourinary system


Informed Consent: The subject in the study provided written informed consent.

Peer-review: Externally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: A.O., Ö.Ö., Concept: A.O., B.Y., Design: A.O., B.Y., Data Collection or Processing: A.O., Analysis or Interpretation: A.O., Ö.Ö., Literature Search: A.O., Writing: A.O.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.


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