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ea0032p213 | Clinical case reports – Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2013

Case report: chronic adrenergic stimulation induces brown adipose tissue differentiation in visceral adipose tissue

Sondergaard Esben , Gormsen Lars C , Pedersen Steen B , Christiansen Peer , Nielsen Soren , Poulsen Per L , Jessen Niels

Introduction: The presence of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in humans has recently been demonstrated by histology and positron emission tomography (PET). In previous reports, BAT in adults is primarily confined to the upper chest and neck. Here, we report a case of massive BAT infiltration of the visceral adipose tissue in a patient with catecholamine secreting paraganglioma.Methods: The patient was evaluated with [18F]-FDG PET/CT at three occasi...