Radiol Clin North Am 2016 May;54(3):535-51
Department of Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.
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Joint Bone Spine 2014 Jul 22;81(4):331-6. Epub 2014 Feb 22.
Division of Rheumatic Diseases, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 162-8655 Japan.
Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the utility of imaging techniques, including 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT), in immunoglobulin (IgG)4-related disease (IgG4-RD).
Methods: We reviewed eight IgG4-RD patients who were referred to our hospital between August 2006 and April 2012. All cases underwent FDG-PET/CT and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) were also performed in five cases and one case, respectively. Read More
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Jan-Feb;34(1):119-25. Epub 2016 Feb 2.
Department of Rheumatology, PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.
Objectives: The purpose of this work is to evaluate the usefulness of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging in management of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) by retrospective analysis of PET/CT results in IgG4-RD patients.
Methods: Twenty-six patients diagnosed with IgG4-RD according to Japanese diagnostic criteria who underwent 18F-FDG-PET/CT scans in the PLA General Hospital from January 2010 to May 2015 were enrolled in the study. Their clinical presentations and 18F-FDG-PET/CT findings were analysed. Read More
Clin Nucl Med 2016 May;41(5):e237-43
From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine, †Pathology, and ‡Internal Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Purpose: We investigated the capacity of F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) to differentially diagnose immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) in clinically suspected patients.
Materials And Methods: Subjects were 94 clinically suspected patients who had tissue IgG4 staining (n = 85) or serum IgG4 greater than 135 mg/dL (n = 9) and underwent FDG PET/CT within 40 days. Clinical, serologic, pathological, and PET/CT findings were analyzed. Read More
Neth J Med 2016 Mar;74(3):110-5
Department of Internal Medicine-Immunology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Background: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic fibro-inflammatory condition with involvement of different organs. The pathophysiological mechanism is unclear, but fibrosis is the hallmark of this disease. Early recognition is critical to avoid irreversible organ damage. Read More