A 64-year-old man was admitted for evaluation of recently developed anemia and bone pain. The bone scan showed diffusely active lesions in the peripheral bones, symmetrically. Interestingly, F-FDG PET/CT revealed the hypermetabolic changes in the peripheral bones as well as the internal organs. Biopsy of bone marrow confirmed the diagnosis of intravascular B-cell lymphoma. After the 3 cycles of R-CHOP chemotherapy, F-FDG PET/CT showed improvement of the previous hypermetabolic lesions, suggesting good response. Intravascular B-cell lymphoma is a rare and aggressive variant of diffuse large cell lymphoma characterized by proliferation of malignant cells within the vascular lumina.
- Bone scan
- F-FDG PET/CT
- intravascular B-cell lymphoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging