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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2006;71(6): 688-693.
증례:특발성후복막섬유증 2예에 대한 양전자방출단층촬영의 유용성
Efficiency of positron-emission tomography in two cases of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis
Tae Jin Park
고려대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a relatively rare disease that is characterized by the proliferation of fibrous tissue with an inflammatory process in the retroperitoneal cavity. It can cause an obstruction and compression of the ureter, abdominal aorta, and finally progress to renal failure. During the initial stages, the histology shows active inflammation. However, in the late stages, fibrous scarring occurs and the tissue becomes relatively avascular and acellular. Increased 18F-FDG accumulation was observed in our patient at the time of disease onset, which was attributed to the presence of inflammatory cells and actively metabolizing fibroblasts. We describe two patients with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis, who were examined by 18F-FDG-PET, and discuss the efficiency of positron emission tomography in the diagnosis and management of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis patients.(Korean J Med 71:688-693, 2006) Key Words : Idiopathic Retroperitoneal fibrosis, Positron-emission tomography
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