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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143-144

Gossypiboma of Axilla: Imaging Pitfalls on Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography

Department of Radiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

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Dr. Manohar Kuruva
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_140_17

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18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) with computed tomography (CT) has become the standard of care in staging, restaging, and response assessment of various malignancies including malignant melanoma. However, nonspecific uptake of FDG can occur in infectious and inflammatory conditions and can mimic a tumor. We present here a case of gossypiboma of the axillary region with FDG uptake detected in a patient with malignant melanoma of the upper extremity and discuss the potential pitfalls of this entity on FDG-PET/CT.

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