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Figure 3: Normal appearance (mild, diffuse uptake) of a postsurgical flap. A 58-year-old gentleman, squamous cell carcinoma of the right buccal mucosa. He had undergone right hemi-mandibulectomy with pectoralis major myocutaneous flap and nodal dissection. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/contrast-enhanced computed tomography was done 6 weeks after surgery. The axial fused positron emission tomography/computed tomography images show mild, diffuse, heterogenous fluorodeoxyglucose uptake at the flap-site (arrows in a), postright hemimandibulectomy. This appearance of diffuse fluorodeoxyglucose uptake around the flap is reactive and often seen postsurgery

Figure 3: Normal appearance (mild, diffuse uptake) of a postsurgical flap. A 58-year-old gentleman, squamous cell carcinoma of the right buccal mucosa. He had undergone right hemi-mandibulectomy with pectoralis major myocutaneous flap and nodal dissection. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/contrast-enhanced computed tomography was done 6 weeks after surgery. The axial fused positron emission tomography/computed tomography images show mild, diffuse, heterogenous fluorodeoxyglucose uptake at the flap-site (arrows in a), postright hemimandibulectomy. This appearance of diffuse fluorodeoxyglucose uptake around the flap is reactive and often seen postsurgery