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Hypermetabolism of Skeletal Muscles Following Sexual Activity: A Normal Variation

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Affiliated Author(s)
김해원원경숙전석길
Alternative Author(s)
Kim, Hae WonWon, Kyoung SookZeon, Seok Kil
Journal Title
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
ISSN
1869-3475
Issued Date
2010
Keyword
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT)Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)Skeletal muscleSexual activityPhysiological FDG uptake
Abstract
A 46-year-old man with early gastric cancer at
the gastric antrum underwent an F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose
(FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)-computer
tomography (CT) scan for staging. No definite
abnormal FDG uptake of the stomach was shown.
Incidentally, variable FDG uptake at the bilateral serratus
muscles, abdominal muscles and muscles of both thighs
(Fig. 1) was observed. He had no significant past medical
history except recently diagnosed stomach cancer. On
personal interview, he described having had sexual
activity the night before the F-18 FDG PET/CT scan,
although he was aware of needing to avoid physical
activity before a PET scan. The F-18 FDG PET/CT scan
was done at 2:00 p.m. Therefore, the hypermetabolism of
individual skeletal muscles following sexual activity
lasted over 12 h. This case illustrates the hypermetabolism
of skeletal muscles following sexual activity as a normal
variation.
Keywords Positron emission tomography/computed
tomography (PET/CT) . Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) .
Skeletal muscle . Sexual activity . Physiological FDG uptake
Department
Dept. of Nuclear Medicine (핵의학)
Publisher
School of Medicine
Citation
Byung Wook Choi et al. (2010). Hypermetabolism of Skeletal Muscles Following Sexual
Activity: A Normal Variation. Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 44(3), 228–229. doi: 10.1007/s13139-010-0037-9
Type
Article
ISSN
1869-3475
DOI
10.1007/s13139-010-0037-9
URI
https://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/33567
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