PET for Castleman’s Disease – pro

Castleman’s disease, also called angiofollicular lymph node has two forms, localized and a multicentric. The clinical and biological signs are varied and heterogeneous, and the diagnostic is made on the histologic examination. There are no expert assessment, guidelines or consensus statements, policy statements or formal technology assessments for this disease. Only case reports about PET in this condition are found in the literature. Sensitivity and specificity of PET is not known and PET is not well established.

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Robinson H, Prince HM, Ramdave S, Seymour JF, Elliott P, Hicks R.
reliminary experience of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in Castleman’s disease.Leuk Lymphoma. 2006 Dec;47(12):2664-6.

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