Glucocorticoid-Induced Hypermetabolism in White Adipose Tissue in Cushing Syndrome

Sasha O. Staack, Allison C. Rosenthal, Curtiss B. Cook, Ming Yang

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An adult lymphoma patient developed Cushing syndrome after short-term, high-dose dexamethasone administration and presented with a distinctive Cushingoid fat redistribution pattern and associated increased 18F-FDG uptake in white adipose tissue. Recognition of the unique 18F-FDG uptake manifestation may aid in the diagnosis of this iatrogenic syndrome and avoid image misinterpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-286
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of nuclear medicine technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • Cushing syndrome
  • FDG
  • PET/CT
  • glucocorticoids
  • white fat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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