Laryngeal Tuberculosis Mimicking Laryngeal Carcinoma on F-18-FDG PET/CT Imaging


Cengiz A., Goksel S. , Basal Y., Gulen S. T. , Doger F., Yurekli Y.

MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY, vol.27, no.2, pp.81-83, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/mirt.44366
  • Title of Journal : MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-83

Abstract

Laryngeal tuberculosis is a rare presentation of tuberculosis. It can mimic laryngeal carcinoma with its clinical and imaging findings. A 51-year old woman underwent F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging for clinically suspected carcinoma of the larynx. PET/CT revealed lung lesions consistent with tuberculosis in additional to hypermetabolic focus on larynx. The patient was histopathologically diagnosed with lung and laryngeal tuberculosis.