TITLE

Suture Granuloma Showing False-Positive Findings on FDG-PET

AUTHOR(S)
Takahara, Kohei; Kakinoki, Hiroaki; Ikoma, Saya; Udo, Kazuma; Tobu, Shohei; Satoh, Yuji; Tokuda, Yuji; Noguchi, Mitsuru; Aoki, Shigehisa; Uozumi, Jiro
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Case Reports in Urology;2013, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report a case of a 33-year-old male with a mixed germ-cell testicular tumor. Postoperative follow-up FDG-PET revealed concentration of FDG in the left inguinal area which is not tumor metastasis or local recurrence but suture reactivity granuloma. In this paper, we reviewed suture granulomas associated with false-positive findings on FDG-PET after surgery. If FDG-PET will be used more frequently in the future, it will be necessary to refrain from using silk thread in order to prevent any unnecessary surgery.
ACCESSION #
94855054

 

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