Diffusely increased FDG bone marrow uptake

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


History of diffuse B cell lymphoma, s/p chemotherapy with EPOCH regimen

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine

Diffuse increased FDG uptake in all the bones likely from bone marrow reconversion, either from chemotherapy and/or if patient is receiving colony stimulating factors.

This pattern is not from metastatic disease, being so uniform.

Case Discussion

One needs to know the chemotherapy regimen, timing of last dose and if patient is receiving colony stimulating factors, which make this appearance especially likely 1.

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Case information

rID: 72502
Published: 27th Nov 2019
Last edited: 28th Nov 2019
System: Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Augusta University

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