67Ga uptake after cosmetic augmentation with silicone in HIV-infected patient with unexplained hypercalcemia: Utility of SPECT/CT

Aron Gould-Simon, William Erdman, Orhan K. Öz

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Abstract

A 56-year-old HIV-infected man underwent Ga scintigraphy because of unexplained hypercalcemia, elevated calcitriol, and concern for chronic granulomatous disease, including tuberculosis. Although no abnormalities were identified to indicate sarcoidosis or tuberculosis, increased radiotracer accumulation in the face and gluteal region was observed. On questioning, the patient revealed a 3-year history of liquid silicone use for soft-tissue augmentation of the face and buttocks. After SPECT/CT imaging, the etiology of the patient's hypercalcemia was attributable to silicone-induced granulomatosis. We present this case to highlight the appearance of Ga uptake on SPECT/CT after cosmetic augmentation with liquid silicone in the face and buttocks and silicone-induced granulomatosis as a cause of unexplained elevated vitamin D and hypercalcemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-300
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • Gallium
  • Granulomatosis
  • Hypercalcemia silicone
  • SPECT/CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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