BCG-induced granulomatous prostatitis-an incidental finding on FDG PET-CT - Abstract

We present a case of granulomatous prostatitis that presented in a rare way as an incidentally discovered focus of increased FDG activity within the prostate on PET-CT in a patient who had previously undergone intravesical bacille Calmette-Guérin treatment for bladder cancer.

FDG uptake is commonly discovered in organs distant from the region of primary interest on PET-CT and so it is important to be aware of the potential causes of this.

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Wilkinson C, Chowdhury F, Scarsbrook A, Smith J.   Are you the author?
Department of Radiology, St James University Hospital, Leeds, LS9 7TF, United Kingdom.

Reference: Clin Imaging. 2012 Jul;36(4):413-5.
doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2011.09.004

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22726988 Bladder Cancer Section