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COVID-19 Pneumonia was Incidentally Detected on 18F-Fluorocholine PET/CT in a Work-up for Prostate Cancer


  • Omar Ait Sahel
  • Yassir Benameur
  • Salah Oueriagli Nabih
  • Abderrahim Doudouh

Received Date: 11.06.2021 Accepted Date: 06.07.2021 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2022;31(3):231-233 PMID: 36268898

This is a presentation of the case of a patient who underwent 18F-fluorocholine positron emission/computed tomography to stage a prostate cancer with incidentally found bilateral pneumonia. A high prevalence of incidental pneumonia is very probable under the current circumstance of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and oncological patients are at increased risk of COVID-19 with poorer outcome. The lung inflammatory burden in the case of COVID-19 infection can be demonstrated by 18F-fluorocholine.

Keywords: COVID-19, pneumonia, prostate cancer, 18F-fluorocholine, PET/CT


Informed Consent: Written informed consent of the patient was obtained.

Peer-review: Externally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

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

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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