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Colon Sarcoidosis Mimicking Cancer at 18F-FDG PET/CT.

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Summary of "Colon Sarcoidosis Mimicking Cancer at 18F-FDG PET/CT."

This 68-year-old woman with a 9-year history of skin sarcoidosis presented with abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea. Following positive occult fecal blood, a diagnosis of ascending colon sarcoidosis was pathologically confirmed after colonoscopy. FDG PET/CT was performed for sarcoid staging, and the ascending colon demonstrated the only focal site of active sarcoidosis (SUVmax = 10).

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Name: Clinical nuclear medicine
ISSN: 1536-0229
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