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Asymmetric muscle activity on (18)F-FDG PET/CT.


A 51-year-old man referred to our department to undergo an F-FDG PET/CT to detect primary tumor 7 days after diagnosis of one left brain metastasis on MRI in the aftermath of acute right-sided hemiparesis. F-FDG PET/CT was performed without sufficient fasting period. It showed abnormal uptake in the left apical lung nodule, suspicious for primary tumor. Moreover, F-FDG PET/CT showed extensive skeletal muscle accumulation which was more significant as expected but concerning only the left side of the body. So, acute right-sided hemiparesis was responsible for no muscle uptake, probably explained by denervation and altered muscle energetics.
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hal-01275879 , version 1 (18-02-2016)



Xavier Palard, Sébastien Carai, Pierre-Yves Le Roux, Pierre-Yves Salaün, Ronan Abgral. Asymmetric muscle activity on (18)F-FDG PET/CT.. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 2015, 40 (6), pp.e336-7. ⟨10.1097/RLU.0000000000000735⟩. ⟨hal-01275879⟩
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