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Rev Esp Med Nucl Imagen Mol. 2014 Mar 4. pii: S2253-654X(14)00020-1. doi: 10.1016/j.remn.2014.01.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Unusual 18F-FDG PET/CT finding of an oxyphil parathyroid adenoma in a patient with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

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  • 1Nuclear Medicine Unit, D.I.M., University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy. Electronic address: artor.niccoliasabella@uniba.it.
  • 2Nuclear Medicine Unit, D.I.M., University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy. Electronic address: ferrari_cristina@inwind.it.
  • 3Nuclear Medicine Unit, D.I.M., University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy. Electronic address: filippo@antonica.it.
  • 4Radiology Unit, D.I.M., University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy. Electronic address: arnaldo.scardapane@uniba.it.
  • 5Nuclear Medicine Unit, D.I.M., University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy. Electronic address: domenico.rubini@policlinico.ba.it.
  • 6Nuclear Medicine Unit, D.I.M., University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy. Electronic address: giuseppe.rubini@uniba.it.

Abstract

Malignancy-associated hypercalcemia is a complication of advanced tumours that is associated to a poor prognosis. Thorough evaluation to establish its cause is essential because some patients may actually have undiagnosed primary hyperparathyroidism. We report a case of a patient affected by Hodgkin's Lymphoma and persistent hypercalcemia with an incidental 18F-FDG PET/CT finding in the anterior neck region, not ascribable to malignancy, confirmed with 99mTc-sestamibi scintigraphy. It was removed by minimally invasive surgery. It was shown to be an oxyphil parathyroid adenoma localized in an unusual site.

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KEYWORDS:

(18)F-FDG PET/CT; (18)F-FDG PET/TC; Adenoma de paratiroides; Hipercalcemia; Hodgkin's Lymphoma; Hypercalcemia; Linfoma de Hodgkin; Oxifílico; Oxyphil; Parathyroid adenoma

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