Role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the workup of retroperitoneal fibrosis.

@article{Pipitone2011RoleO1,
  title={Role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the workup of retroperitoneal fibrosis.},
  author={Nicol{\`o} A M Pipitone and Annibale Versari and Augusto Vaglio and Carlo Salvarani},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 1 Suppl 64},
  pages={S72-8}
}
Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a syndrome characterised by the presence of fibrosclerotic tissue in the retroperitoneum, often encasing the ureters. In most cases, retroperitoneal fibrosis is idiopathic, but may also be associated with large vessel vasculitis at distant sites, with the so-called IgG4-related sclerosing disease, as well as with exposure to some medications, infections, malignancies, surgery, or radiation. 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear… CONTINUE READING