Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome on 18F-FDG PET/CT in a pediatric patient with Burkitt's Lymphoma

Ehab Saad Aldin, Parren McNeely, Yusuf Menda

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We present a case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in a pediatric patient with Burkitt's lymphoma predominantly involving the bone marrow. 18F-FDG PET/CT scan obtained after the first cycle of chemotherapy, complicated by acute kidney injury, hypertension, tumor lysis syndrome, and lethargy with focal neurological symptoms, showed a favorable marrow and lymph node response but increased FDG uptake in the bilateral frontal and occipital cortical/subcortical regions. Brain MRI was consistent with PRES. The patient was managed with IV hydration and blood pressure control with symptom resolution. This case shows the 18F-FDG uptake pattern of PRES in postchemotherapy setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Lymphoma
  • PRES
  • Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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