18F-FDG PET/CT Demonstrates Renal Cell Cancer in a Transplant With Synchronous Intestinal Infection
We present a case of a 22-year-old man with history of allogenic renal transplantation on immunosuppression, who underwent 18F-FDG-PET/CT to characterize a lesion in the transplanted kidney on ultrasonogram and contrast-enhanced computed tomography imaging. PET/CT revealed FDG avid lesion in the transplanted kidney and mural thickening involving the distal ileum, ileocecal junction, and ileocolic lymph nodes. Subsequent histopathological examination from the renal lesion revealed renal cell carcinoma in the transplanted kidney. Additionally, endoscopic biopsy from the ileal thickening revealed granulomatous inflammation, suggesting tuberculosis, which was missed on both ultrasonogram and contrast-enhanced CT imaging.
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: The Lancet Global HealthAuthor(s): Marc Arbyn, Elisabete Weiderpass, Laia Bruni, Silvia de Sanjosé, Mona Saraiya, Jacques Ferlay, Freddie BraySummaryBackgroundThe knowledge that persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the main cause of cervical cancer has resulted in the development of prophylactic vaccines to prevent HPV infection and HPV assays that detect nucleic acids of the virus. WHO has launched a Global Initiative to scale up preventive, screening, and treatment interventions to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem during th...
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: The Lancet Global HealthAuthor(s): Afsan Bhadelia
CONCLUSIONS: Both low and high Hgb levels were associated with an increased risk of death from various causes, and some diseases showed different patterns according to sex. PMID: 31795616 [PubMed - in process]
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