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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-63

Persistent High Grade Flurodeoxyglucose Uptake in Lipomatous Hypertrophy of the Interatrial Septum on Dual Time Point Imaging and with Ambient Warming

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Ajit Shinto
Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, PB 3209, Avanashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1450-1147.138577

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Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum (LHIS) is a relatively uncommon disorder of the heart characterized by benign fatty infiltration of the interatrial septum that usually spares the fossa ovalis. LHIS showing flurodeoxyglucose uptake has been reported, and is presumed to be due to activated brown adipose tissue (BAT). We here report a case of a patient who had isolated mediastinal uptake in interatrial septum, mimicking metastasis. Rescanning with external warming to deactivate BAT and a delayed time point image was done, which showed persistent and progressively increasing metabolic uptake respectively, suggesting that LHIS uptake might be unrelated to activated BAT or inflammation.

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