Heterogeneous 18F-FDG uptake in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.

John Paul J. Yu, Ramon Barajas, Dare Olorunsola, Leo P. Sugrue, Miguel Hernandez-Pampaloni

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Abstract

Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) describes an infection of the upper aerodigestive tract by the human papilloma virus most commonly affecting the larynx with rare lung involvement in 1%-2% of affected patients. We describe an unusual case of a 28-year-old male patient with a longstanding history of RRP where a whole-body PET/CT obtained for disease staging revealed multiple cavitary pulmonary nodules in addition to the more typical tracheobronchial papillomas. In the case described herein, we report heterogeneous uptake of 18F-FDG among these RRP lesions, suggesting significant unexpected variability in the underlying metabolic behavior of these lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume38
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Yu, J. P. J., Barajas, R., Olorunsola, D., Sugrue, L. P., & Hernandez-Pampaloni, M. (2013). Heterogeneous 18F-FDG uptake in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Unknown Journal, 38(5), 387-389.