Demonstration of Increased FDG Activity in Rosai-Dorfman Disease on Positron Emission Tomography

Jian Q. Yu, Hongming Zhuang*, Yan Xiu, Erin Talati, Abass Alavi

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Rosai-Dorfman disease, or sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, is a rare benign disease of unknown etiology that most commonly involves the cervical lymph nodes. Imaging with F-18 positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) has been widely accepted as an important diagnostic modality in the evaluation of patients with possible cancers. However, FDG is not a tumor-specific tracer, and numerous nonmalignant processes can result in increased FDG accumulation. We report the detection of Rosai-Dorfman disease by FDG-PET in a patient with suspected metastatic breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-210
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2004



  • Rosai-Dorfman disease
  • Sinus histiocytosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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