Diffuse Skeletal Muscle F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Uptake in Advanced Primary Muscle Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Stephen Broski, Wessam B. Bou-Assaly, Milton D. Gross, Lorraine M. Fig

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A 65-year-old man newly diagnosed with primary muscular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma underwent staging F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT). This demonstrated striking FDG uptake involving multiple skeletal muscles. Although a variety of factors may result in diffuse skeletal muscle FDG uptake, the heterogeneity and degree of FDG muscle activity, concomitant muscle enlargement, and clinical picture represent an unusual case of advanced primary muscular lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • FDG
  • PET
  • Primary muscle lymphoma
  • Skeletal muscle uptake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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