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False positive lymph node activity on positron emission tomography (PET/CT) due to hemostatic compresses.
Journal of Visceral Surgery
Combined positron emission tomography and computerized tomography (PET/CT) using 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (18-FDG) is the most effective study to identify invasion of pelvic and/or para-aortic lymph node chains in cancers of the uterine cervix. We report the case of a patient who underwent laparoscopic hysterectomy and cytoreductive surgery for endometrial cancer; postoperative PET/CT identified an intense localization of 18-FDG in the region of the right common iliac chain. This finding led to an open re-exploration at which the only finding was a granuloma arising in reaction to a hemostatic sponge.
Adenocarcinoma/surgery, Endometrial Neoplasms/surgery, False Positive Reactions, Female, Fluorodeoxyglucose F18/diagnostic use, Granuloma, Foreign-Body/etiology, Granuloma, Foreign-Body/radiography, Humans, Lymphatic Metastasis/radiography, Lymphatic Metastasis/radionuclide imaging, Middle Aged, Positron-Emission Tomography, Postoperative Complications/radiography, Postoperative Complications/radionuclide imaging, Radiopharmaceuticals/diagnostic use, Surgical Sponges/adverse effects, Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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