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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-108

A rare case of mature teratoma. Has FDG PET/CT a role to play?


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiology, Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Surgical Oncology, Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Pathology, Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 Department of Medical Oncology, Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Tushar Mohapatra
2nd floor, B Block, Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh-500 082
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.90265

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Authors describe a very rare case of mature teratoma with malignant transformation, preoperatively suggested by FDG PET/CT study. So the role of CT component in elucidating three embryonal components and hypermetabolism evident on PET part suggesting possible malignant transformation makes PET/CT a valuable modality in evaluation of these rare tumors


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