18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging of Parotid Gland Sarcoidosis ina Young Scandinavian Male

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Rikke Broholm, Jens Bülow, Ali Asmar

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown cause that primarily involves the
lungs. Extrapulmonary sarcoidosis is seen in more than 30% of patients. We report a case of a
29-year old man presenting with bilateral enlargement of the parotid glands combined with fever,
discrete dyspnea, and fatigue. Histopathology from the parotid gland indicated sarcoidosis. An
18F-FDG PET/CT performed to visualize the organ extent demonstrated increased 18F-FDG uptake
in the parotid glands and in bilateral mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes. The patient was diagnosed
with sarcoidosis.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1215
JournalAnnals of Clinical Case Reports
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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