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Amyloidosis Associated Kidney Failure with Gross Hypermetabolic Intra-abdominal Mass


  • Zehra Pınar Koç
  • Pınar Pelin Özcan
  • Kenan Turgutalp
  • Kaan Esen
  • Tuğba Kara

Received Date: 04.05.2018 Accepted Date: 17.03.2019 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2020;29(1):37-40 PMID: 32079387

A 23-year-old male patient who presented with impaired kidney function tests attended to hospital for hemodialysis and underwent 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) examination for the metabolic characterization of the intra-abdominal mass which was found in the ultrasonography. 18F-FDG PET/CT revealed a mass lesion adjacent to the liver which was hypermetabolic and the pathology of the lesion was determined as amyloidosis. To the best of our knowledge, the case with 18F-FDG PET/CT images of a huge amyloid mass is the first in the literature.

Keywords: Amyloidosis, abdominal mass, 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography


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Peer-review: Externally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: Z.P.K., P.P.Ö., K.T., K.E., T.K., Concept: Z.P.K., P.P.Ö., Design: Z.P.K., P.P.Ö., Data Collection or Processing: Z.P.K., P.P.Ö., K.T., K.E., T.K., Analysis or Interpretation: Z.P.K., P.P.Ö., K.T., K.E., T.K., Literature Search: Z.P.K., P.P.Ö., Writing: Z.P.K., P.P.Ö.


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