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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 173-178

Integration of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography in diagnostic algorithm of prosthetic valve endocarditis: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Punit Sharma
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, 58, Canal Circular Road, Kolkata - 700 054, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_184_20

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Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is a sinister complication, with high morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis is conventionally based on modified Duke Criteria. 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) has shown high accuracy in diagnosing PVE. Positive 18F-FDG uptake in prosthetic valves on PET-CT is now considered major criteria for diagnosis of PVE. We share our experience of 18F-FDG PET-CT imaging as a problem solving tool in a case of suspected PVE and review the relevant literature.


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