Title: Usefulness of FDG-PET to diagnose intravascular lymphoma with encephalopathy and renal involvement
Authors: Balkema, C ×
Meersseman, Wouter
Hermans, Greet
Stroobants, S
Verhoef, Gregor
Verbeken, Eric
Demaerel, Philippe
Blockmans, Daniel Engelbert #
Issue Date: May-2008
Publisher: Acta clinica belgica
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:63 issue:3 pages:185-189
Abstract: Intravascular lymphoma (IVL) is a rare subtype of extranodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. It is characterized by proliferation of neoplastic Lymphoid cells almost exclusively within the lumina of small blood vessels. It can affect virtually every organ system. Due to its rarity and its diverse and heterogeneous clinical presentation, diagnosis is difficult and often made post-mortem. When diagnosed early, it is, however, potentially treatable. We present a young woman with longstanding constitutional symptoms, positive antinuclear antibody, elevated LDH levels and rapidly progressive encephalopathy. FDG-PET scan showed intense uptake in the renal cortex, which prompted us to perform a kidney biopsy which was compatible with IVL. The value of PET in establishing the diagnosis of this rare disease will be discussed.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Laboratory of Intensive Care Medicine
Translational MRI (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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