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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 192-193

New axillary lymph nodal F-18 fluoro-deoxy glucose uptake in an interim positron emission tomography scan - not always a sign of disease progression


Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhagwant Rai Mittal
Department of Nuclear Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.106703

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Fluoro-deoxy glucose (FDG) is a non-specific tracer and may accumulate in non-malignant conditions causing potential pitfalls leading to false-positive interpretations of interim positron emission tomography scan. We report a case of a potential pitfall of false-positive axillary lymph nodal F-18 FDG uptake caused by injection extravasation.


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