COVID-19-related incidental pancreatitis detected on FDG-PET scan
AffiliationMedical Oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, GB
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AbstractAlthough severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)/coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection predominantly affects the respiratory system, it has also been found to be responsible for several gastrointestinal effects due to its capability to attack angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) type 2 cells in various parts of the body. Several cases of radiologically confirmed thyroiditis, axillary lymphangitis, and acute pancreatitis related to COVID-19 infection have been reported, which seem to arise from a direct cytotoxic effect of the virus itself. This case report presents an incidental 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) computed tomography (CT) finding of mild pancreatic inflammation/pancreatitis in an otherwise asymptomatic patient undergoing routine imaging as part of the staging process following stem cell transplant, who had recently recovered from a severe form of COVID infection. This case highlights the fact that COVID can trigger insidious inflammatory processes in a variety of organs often remaining clinically undetectable until resultant end-organ damage causes incipient clinical symptoms.
CitationQurban Z, Mullan D. COVID-19-Related Incidental Pancreatitis Detected on FDG-PET Scan. Cureus. 2022 Nov;14(11):e31730. PubMed PMID: 36569723. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC9769459. Epub 2022/12/27. eng.
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