A CASE OF DIAGNOSIS OF THE EARLY PRE-PULSELESS NONSPECIFIC AORTOARTERITIS using positron emission tomography/computed tomography

Smiyan S.I.1, Golovach I.Yu.2, Komorovsky R.R.3, Kmetyuk Ya.V.2, Ashykhmin A.V.2

Summary. Summary. We present a case of a female patient presenting with systemic inflammatory response syndrome. The patient underwent 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18-FDG PET/CT) for suspected malignancy. 18-FDG PET/CT images demonstrated intense F-18 FDG uptake in all aortic sections, bilateral subclavian, common carotid and femoral arteries consistent with Takayasu arteritis. The role of 18-FDG PET/CT scanning in the early diagnosis of arteritides is Discussed as well as the need for revision of the existing diagnostic criteria of arteritides in the light of the novel diagnostic techniques.

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