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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 233-234

Stoma site infection mimicking lymphoma recurrence: Potential pitfall on 18F FDG positron emission tomography-computed tomography


Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Prof. Rakesh Kumar
Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_5_19

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FDG uptake is an unreliable tool when it comes to distinguish between infectious and malignant etiology particularly in conditions involving the lymph nodes. We describe a case of a 42-year-old man who has been operated for ileal lymphoma two decades back and now developed ileostomy site infection which masqueraded as lymphoma recurrence on 18F FDG positron emission tomography-computed tomography.


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